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Addressing China's water shortages

The North China Plain is home to about 42 percent of China's population, but it has only about 8 percent of the country's water resources. The government hopes that a large-scale water diversion project will help offset water shortages. Already, the project's western route has been scuttled.

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As economy booms, China faces major water shortage
Article | BEIJING -- A decade ago, China's leaders gave the go-ahead to a colossal plan to bring more than 8 trillion gallons of water a year from the rivers of central China to the country's arid north. The project would have erected towering dams, built hundreds of miles of pipelines and tunnels, and cre...

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