Flood overflows Chongqing’s main city
On August 18, the riverside area of Ciqikou Ancient Town was flooded. Affected by heavy rainfall and incoming water from the upper reaches, the Yangtze River No.5 flood and Jialing River No.2 flood in 2020 will pass through the central urban area of Chongqing from August 18 to 20. At 14:00 on August 18, Chongqing upgraded the flood control level II emergency response to level I. Shen Jizhong
On August 18, rescue workers transferred trapped people onto the boat at Fengzhou Island, Shizhong District, Leshan City. On the evening of August 17, affected by the continuous heavy rainfall, the Qingyi River in Sichuan Province is now experiencing a once-in-a-century flood. At noon on August 18, the flood peak passed through Leshan City, Sichuan Province. More than 1000 people were trapped on Fengzhou Island, Central District of the city. Rescue workers rushed to the scene to transfer the trapped people. Shen Jizhong
According to Xinhua news agency, Chengdu, August 18 (Reporter Yu Likang, Jin Qian, Zhang Hailei) on the 18th, continuous heavy rainfall caused 33 stations of 22 major rivers and tributaries in Sichuan to exceed the police coverage. Sichuan has launched a level I flood control emergency response for the first time since records began. Ya’an and Leshan were affected by the rising water level. The river overflowed the roads and some urban areas were waterlogged. More than 100000 people were transferred.
Qingyi River originates in Baoxing County of Ya’an City, flows through Ya’an City, Hongya County of Meishan City and enters Leshan. Since the evening of the 17th, heavy rain has been pouring down the Qingyi River Basin, causing a 100 year flood in the Ya’an urban section of the Qingyi River.
Leshan City is another area seriously affected. For the first time since the founding of the people’s Republic of China, the Giant Buddha in Leshan has been flooded with flood water for the first time since the founding of the people’s Republic of China.
After the initiation of level I flood control emergency response, Sichuan Provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters dispatched Pubugou reservoir on Dadu River, Wawushan reservoir on Qingyi River and Zipingpu Reservoir on Minjiang River to reduce flood peak by nearly 10000 m3 / s to lower the downstream water level. With the cooperation of provincial, municipal and county governments and rescue units, more than 100000 people were transferred to Ya’an and Leshan on the 18th.
Chongqing, August 18, Xinhua (reporter Zhou Wentao) Chongqing’s main city is about to usher in “Yangtze River flood No. 5 in 2020” only four days before it passes through. According to the latest survey and forecast of the hydrological upstream Bureau of the Yangtze River Commission, this round of flood will cause the water level of the Yangtze River and Jialing River in Chongqing to greatly exceed the protection level, and Chongqing will face the highest Yangtze River flood since 1981.
“The most significant characteristics of the new round of floods are the superposition of the front and back and the high bottom water.” Xiong Jinhe, a forecaster at the upstream Hydrological Bureau of the Yangtze River Commission, told reporters that there was only a 13 hour interval between the last round of flood retreating below the warning line and the new flood exceeding the warning level.
On the afternoon of 18th, a reporter saw at Chaotianmen wharf, a landmark in Chongqing at the intersection of the Yangtze River and Jialing River, that the river water mixed with a large amount of floating objects was turbulent, which submerged most of the terraces along the river and nearly submerged the Chaotianmen gate hole.
At 19:00 on the 18th, the water level at Cuntan station broke through the 187 m barrier and reached 187.05 m, which is 4 m away from the historical extreme value on July 16, 1981.