Thousands Evacuated in China as Dam Threatens to Burst
Posted July 12, 2010 7:55 AM
From Yahoo! News: Science News:
Flooding, landslides and torrents of mud have killed 50 people in southern China and the government has evacuated thousands of people from homes near an overfilled, leaking reservoir, officials and state media said.
The Wenquan reservoir in northwestern Qinghai province is holding more than three times its safe capacity -- over 230 million cubic meters of water when it was designed for a maximum of 70 million the Xinhua news agency said.