Bangladesh is a land of rivers, but changing climate has caused a third of the country’s more than 300 large rivers to disappear.
The rivers are drying out as a result of barriers built upstream to divert water and protect people from floods that have become more frequent as the weather becomes more erratic. A drop in rainfall has also gradually reduced water flow.
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China Central Television shows a stretch of Xiangjiang River in the central city of Changsha at dangerously low levels and in some areas residents are starting to grow vegetables on the riverbed where the riverbed has completely dried up.
The Xiangjiang River water lever has been dropping since the beginning of the year, due to insufficient rainfall.