After 40 more days of heavy rain, the water level at the Xingzi hydrologic station in Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, fell to 19 meters, thus ending the alarm water level on the Yangtze River.
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By 8 am on Friday, the water level of the Yangtze River's Jiujiang station was 19.5 meters, which was half a meter below the alarm level. At the Xingzi station, the water had reached the alarm level, and the water level at the Yongxiu station was 0.51 meters below the alarm level.
From the first Sunday of July, it took only one week for the Xingzi station to exceed its record level. At midnight on July 12, the water level reached 22.52 meters, which was 0.01 meters above the previous peak. Twenty-three hours later, it reached 22.63 meters. Official data showed the alarm water level at Xingzi station lasted 47 days.
(Compiled by Ma Xiaoxi)