China Says Reservoirs and Dams May Breach During Flood Season

In this May 15, 2008 file photo, earthquake damage is seen next to the Zipingpu Dam in Dujiangyan, in southwestern Chinas Sichuan province. Pressure from the dam, its reservoirs heavy waters weighing on geologic fault lines, may have helped trigger the devastating earthquake. Ng Han Guan / AP via MSNBC

In this May 15, 2008 file photo, earthquake damage is seen next to the Zipingpu Dam in Dujiangyan, in southwestern China's Sichuan province. Pressure from the dam, its reservoir's heavy waters weighing on geologic fault lines, may have helped trigger the devastating earthquake. Ng Han Guan / AP via MSNBC

China’s government says almost half of the country’s dams and reservoirs may breach during the upcoming flood season.

It says last years massive earthquake damaged many dams in Sichuan. And this year’s typhoons are forcasted to be more severe than last year because of climate change.

Map of Sichuan Province via Planetware

Map of Sichuan Province via Planetware

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