2011-05-28 — chinadaily.com.cn
Data indicated that rainfall in these regions is 30 to 80 percent less compared to normal years, while the provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Shanghai municipality continue to suffer the worst drought since 1954.
"Without adequate water, we lost the spring planting season for rice," said Zhou Xingtao, a farmer in Yandian village.
As the summer planting season approaches, farmers remain uncertain whether the occasionally pumped water will be sufficient.
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