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Dongting

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Tungting

(both: do͝ong`tĭng`), shallow lake, Hunan prov., SE China; one of China's largest lakes. It is fed by the Yuan, Zi, Xiang, and many smaller rivers; a canal connects it with the Chang River. Depending on the season, the Dongting varies in size from 1,400 to 4,000 sq mi (3,626–10,360 sq km). It attains its maximum extent during the period of heavy summer rains, when the lake receives the overflow from the Chang, which it serves as a natural reservoir. The heavily populated lake basin is one of China's leading rice-producing regions; tea is also an important crop.

Dongting

, Tungting, Tung-t'ing
a lake in S China, in NE Hunan province: main outlet flows to the Yangtze; rice-growing in winter. Area: (in winter) 3900 sq. km (1500 sq. miles)
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Construction of the Three Gorges Dam across the Yangtze River will substantially change the ecology of the Dongting Lake in southern China.
FLOOD waters in central China's vast Dongting Lake which threaten several cities and dozens of villages remained at dangerously high levels, and could rise with heavy rain forecast.
FLOOD waters in central China's vast Dongting Lake which threaten several cities and dozens of villages remained at dangerously high levels yesterday - and could rise in the coming days as heavy rain was forecast.
China's southern province of Hunan declared a flood emergency as rivers swollen by a tropical storm poured into Dongting lake.