CHONGQING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- The water levels of two rivers in southwest China's megacity of Chongqing have risen above the safety guarantee level as heavy rainstorms have lashed the municipality since Sunday.
The Yangtze, Wujiang and Jialing rivers in Chongqing have also witnessed rapidly increasing water levels. Hydrological stations along the three rivers registered water level increases of more than seven meters.
From 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, rainstorms hit 10 districts and counties in Chongqing, with precipitation up to 180.5 mm. Heavy rains are forecast to continue in the municipality from Tuesday to Thursday.