Gallery: 27,000 Rivers “Disappear” in China, According to Recent Waterw...


20 years ago there were an estimated 50,000 rivers running through China – but a recent survey has found that over 27,000 of the waterways have disappeared.  An extensive three-year waterway census throughout the country found that China’s rivers only number 22,909 – remarkably less than previously thought. But despite the dicey recent history surrounding China’s rivers, environmental issues aren’t entirely to blame – old-fashioned human error may have thrown the estimated numbers severely off.

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