24 Dec '11, 2am

China’s largest desert lake may vanish in 10 yrs:

Hongjiannao, China’s largest desert lake, is still shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and it could vanish in just a decade. The lake, sandwiched between the Muus Desert in Shaanxi province and the Erdos Plateau in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, has shrunk by over 40 percent in the past 15 years. Its lake area measured 7,000 hectares in 1996, but has shrunk to 4,000 hectares, and its water level is declining by 60 centimeters annually, data from the lake’s management committee showed. “Unless adequate measures are taken, Hongjiannao may vanish in just 10 years,” said Ren Leijie, director of the general office of the committee. Experts fear that Hongjiannao may become another Lop Nur, which, located in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, was the largest lake in northwestern China before it dried up in 1972 due to desertification and ...

Full article: http://www.eco-business.com/news/chinas-largest-desert-la...

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