Strengthening Integrated Management and Maintaining the Health of Poyang Lake

  • Zhewen FanEmail author
  • Zhenpeng Hu
Part of the Terrestrial Environmental Sciences book series (TERENVSC)


Since the beginning of the 21st century, the hydrology of the Yangtze River has undergone significant changes due to the influence of climate change and human activities. Both the flow of the Yangtze River and the water level of Poyang Lake have been reduced within the last decades. As shown in Fig. 4.1, the average flow at Hankou Station from 1949 to 2002 was 22,809 m\(^{3}\)/s, but 21,231 m\(^{3}\)/s from 2003 to 2014. This means that the average annual discharge decreased by 1,578 m\(^{3}\)/s in the last decade caused by dryer conditions in the Yangtze Basin.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jiangxi Remote Sensing Information System CenterNanchangChina
  2. 2.Jiangxi Mountain-River-Lake Engineering Academic CommitteeJiangxiChina
  3. 3.Nanchang UniversityNanchangChina

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