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A lake of eastern China southeast of Wuhan. It is connected to the Yangtze River by canal.
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a lake in E China, in Jiangxi province. 90 mi. (145 km) long.
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Noun1.Poyang - a lake in central China that is connected to the Chang Jiang by a canal
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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Quantitative Characteristics of Aquatic Plant Communities in the Poyang Lake.
Sand mining and increasing Poyang Lake's discharge ability: A reassessment of causes for lake decline in China.
Zhou, "Phosphorus forms and distribution in the sediments of Poyang Lake, China," International Journal of Sediment Research, vol.
The program, the second in three decades, will bring scientists together from 30 institutes around the country to conduct research on the ecological, environmental and hydrological systems of Poyang Lake in east China's Jiangxi Province, said Hu Zhenpeng, director of the program.
The freshwater porpoise, about 2,000 of which live in the Yangtze and adjoining Poyang and Dongting lakes, are declining by 7.3 percent annually because of water pollution and over-fishing, Xinhua said.
Wang et al., "Long-term changes in soil moisture conditions and their relation to atmospheric circulation in the Poyang Lake basin, China," Quaternary International, vol.
Tong, "Distribution and characterization of organochlorine pesticides and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in surface sediment from Poyang Lake, China," Science of the Total Environment, vol.
The Central Yangtze and floodplain currently hosts four Ramsar sites (e.g., Poyang Lake, West Dongting Lake, South Dongting Lake, and East Dongting Lake) and has been designated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as one of the Global 200 Ecoregions (i.e., Central Yangtze Ecoregion), which can be defined as a distinct assemblage of natural communities sharing a large majority of species, dynamics, and environmental conditions that effectively function as a conservation unit [33].
Annual rainfall dropped 10.3 and 6.9 percent respectively in 2006 and 2007, the report said, while severe droughts in 2007 and last year resulted in the shrinking of two of the nation's biggest freshwater lakes, Poyang and Dongting.