Flood control facilities, especially main dikes, along the yangtze river have been reinforced since 1998 to stand severe floods, but rising water levels have damaged many riverbanks in the middle and lower reaches of yangtze, posing great danger, chen said. Severe floods are expected on china's yangtze river this year due to a strong el nino weather pattern, state media said, raising the risk of deaths and damage to property and crops along the. In 1998, the entire yangtze drainage area suffered from tremendous flooding this was the largest flood since 1954 the water level at peak was higher in the middle reaches although the flood discharge was less than in 1954. Save the 1998 china floods (1998年中国洪水) were a series of floods that lasted from middle of june to the beginning of september 1998 in china at the yangtze river  as well as the nen river, songhua river  and the pearl river.
In summer 2016, flooding of historic proportions swamped china the trouble began in june, when seasonal monsoon rains became torrential and fell day after day after day daily rainfall records were broken in several cities, and many areas recorded more than 200 millimeters (8 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. In china, authorities have told millions of soldiers and civilians to brace for another flood crest -- the eighth this year -- along the yangtze river, which has seen its worst flooding in 44 years. China is one of the countries most affected by natural disastersit had 5 of the world's top 10 deadliest natural disasters the top 3 occurred in china: the 1931 china floods, death toll 3 million to 4 million, the 1887 yellow river flood, death toll 09 million to 2 million, and the 1556 shaanxi earthquake, death toll 083 million.
Floods, china (summer 1998) mr touch natural hazards - event report a series of flood waves kept the people on the yangtze in a state of anxiety for six long. National planning committee: 1998, thoughts on the 1998 great flood in china and policies of disaster prevention and mitigation in the 21 st century, ocean publishing house google scholar tao shiyan and zhang qingyun: 1998, 'response of the asian winter and summer monsoon to enso events', chinese j atmos sci 22 (4. The 1998 flood of the yangtze river was directly caused by an extreme climatic catastrophe, but human-induced deforestation and soil erosion played a role in the special phenomena of low peak charge but highest water level, exacerbating the disaster. Further, the china daily of 10 august reported that the 1998 floods so far had killed more than 2,000 people since mid-june and affected 240 million people in 28 provinces and municipalities. Flooding along the yangtze river has already affected some 140 million people and the situation is expected to worsen under the influence of summer storms.
China will likely face massive spring floods due to the worst el nino since the 1997/98 weather pattern which wreaked havoc in the asia-pacific region, says the state flood control authority. China floods cotton trade august 19, 1998: 7:04 pm et of speculative buying prompted by reports that rampant flooding of china's yangtze river had devastated millions of bales, dealing a. The 1998 flood disaster in china 1 in the summer of 1998, china suffered the worst floods in over 44 years the government of the people's republic of china on august 27, 1998, a four-person. Yangtze floods and the chinese government's self-satisfied response by john chan 9 september 1999 this year's floods in china have officially caused some 1,000 deaths and forced over 55 million.
The ncc t63l20 model of the national climate center, china meteorological administration is employed to simulate the 1998 summer flood, which mainly occurred in the region of the yangtze river and. China's last devastating flood disaster took place in 1998, when flooding on the yangtze and songhua rivers kept entire regions in suspense for weeks on end losses came to some us$ 20bn and almost 4,000 people lost their lives. Flood - yangtze (china), july 1998 china, july 1998 - seasonal summer rains have devastated vast areas of china this year, killing more than 2,000 people, destroying 29 million houses and ruining more than 9 million hectares of crops.
By dr jamie pittock and dr ming xu after nearly a millennium of efforts to control floods in the yangtze river basin with dikes, polders and other hard engineering measures, the chinese government adopted a radically different approach after the disastrous 1998 floods. In summer 1998 china experienced its worst flooding in more than 44 years the central and southern parts of the country along the yangtse river and its tributaries were devastated by more than 60. Abstract severe summer monsoon flooding occurred along the yangtze river valley (yrv) in 1998 the heaviest precipitation fell during june 8-23 and july 20-29 and coincided with midtropospheric blocking over northeast eurasia.