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Poyang

or

P'o-yang

(both: pô-yäng), shallow lake, c.1,000 sq mi (2,590 sq km), N Jiangxi prov., SE China; one of China's largest lakes. It serves as a natural overflow reservoir for the Chang (Yangtze) River, to which it is connected. It receives the Gan River and several smaller rivers. The lake fluctuates in size significantly with the seasons, decreasing in winter and increasing in summer. Sand is mined from the lake, which also is a winter home for migratory birds. The lake basin is one of China's richest rice-producing regions.
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Call for tender building of a dynamic groundwater model for the near-surface aquifers of the poyang river basin and implementation of a graphic environmental information system for the catchment area of poyang lake in the chinese jiangxi province 16/3/18
2012) revealed seasonal changed distribution patterns of the Yangtze finless porpoise near the conjunction of the Yangtze River and Poyang Lake.
Four other finless porpoises from Poyang Lake are also being translocated to the Tian-e-zhou oxbow to boost the genetic diversity of its small population.
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Risk factors of infectious diseases for backyard poultry farms in the Poyang Lake area, China.
Diving Behavior of Scaly-sided Merganser, Mergus squamatus in Poyang Lake watershed, China
Phosphorus forms and distribution in the sediments of Poyang Lake, China, International Journal ofSediment Research 26(2): 230238.
Preliminary study on the oxygen consumption rate and asphyxiant point of Wuchang bream in Poyang Lake.
Poyang County, which is seated by Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, on Saturday announced a start to its emergency response system to prevent the lake from flooding as the downpour continues.
The program, the second in three decades, will bring scientists together from 30 institutes around the country to conduct research on the ecological, environmental and hydrological systems of Poyang Lake in east China's Jiangxi Province, said Hu Zhenpeng, director of the program.
The drought has sharply reduced water levels in Poyang Lake, the country's largest freshwater lake, and rivers in Jiangxi, threatening water supplies to more than one million people residing near the lake and rivers, Xinhua quoted an official with the province's flood control and drought relief headquarters as saying.
Over the next 20 to 30 days, the high water level of the Yangtze River's Jiujiang section and Poyang Lake will continue.