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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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The database will provide scientific and technical support for the establishment of the Poyang Lake ecological and economic zone, Hu added.
Ganjiang River, which flows into Poyang Lake and is the biggest river in Jiangxi, has seen water levels in its middle and lower reaches drop to a record low.
Tanfield, pictured on his way to winning the Lawson Construction criterium in Hetton, is racing in the Tour of Poyang Lake stage race in China with his brother Charlie and their fellow Teessider Jack Rees
A drug-based intervention study on the importance of buffaloes for human Schistosoma japonicum infection around Poyang Lake, People's Republic of China.
The scientists studied 13,115 waste specimens from migratory birds in Hong Kong and Poyang Lake in China's southeastern province of Jiangxi and found four genotyopes of the virus they traced to a single goose virus detected in 1996 in the southern province of Guangdong.
com) want to update its shareholders on the current economic development in the Jiangxi province as the government plans to extend the Poyang Lake Ecological Economic Zone.
The freshwater porpoise, about 2,000 of which live in the Yangtze and adjoining Poyang and Dongting lakes, are declining by 7.
The middle Yangzi valley comprises the Yangzi River and its main tributaries between the western end of the Three Gorges and the mouth of Lake Poyang (Poyang Hu) [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
In efforts to speed up and improve the economic development of the central region of China, the government introduced a sustainable economic development program: Poyang Lake Ecological Economic Zone (PLEEZ) with the center in Nanchang.
The report said the recent finding of 4,004 white-naped cranes at Lake Poyang, located along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, will spark a review of estimates put out by the International Crane Foundation (ICF).
Lingnan is linked to the Yangzi Valley by the Ganjiang and Xiangjiang, rivers which flow northward respectively to lakes Poyang and Dongting, and the Biejiang which flows south to the lowlands of Guangdong Guangxi.
Rainfall has pushed up water levels above warning levels at the outlets of the Dongting and Poyang lakes leading to the Yangtze, while many creeks and rivers throughout the country have overflowed.