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Flood threat as river levels keep rising

Floods may be Shanghai's major natural threat as the water level along the Huangpu River has risen from 4.5 meters in 1950s to 5.72 meters in recent years, according to the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau.

Officials said yesterday that it was increasingly common for water levels on the river to exceed the alert level, which is 4.8 meters at the Yangtze River mouth, 4.55 meters at the Suzhou Creek mouth and 3.5 meters at Huangpu River's Mishidu area.

"Half a century ago, the river used to surpass the warning level once a year on average. The frequency has jumped to 10.3 times a year on average now," said Yao Kai, deputy director of the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau.


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