There are garbage islands in China’s Yangtze River after the terrible flood.
In some part, the garbage were so thick that people can stand on it.
Flood caused the garbage islands by carrying garbage from one place to another and dump them into the river.
The flood damaged buildings and trees.
The debris from the flood caused the garbage islands too.
And the amount of garbage in the river could jam the gate of the dam.
The water will became smelly and dirty.
And there will be lots of bad germs in the river.
The germs can kill the fishes and other animals that live in the river.
Contaminated water is bad for human too.
It can cause Cholera, diarrhoea, food poisoning, some skin diseases and other health problems.
I knew that flood cause garbage but I did not know that it can caused garbage islands.
This is another disaster for China.
There is a bad flood in China now.
701 people were killed by the flood and 347 are missing.
Three quarter of China’s provinces were hit by the flood.
25 rivers have reached record-high water level.
Heavy rain on the hillsides caused lots of landslides.
Lots and lots of houses and buildings were damaged.
The water level at the Three Gorges Dam is at record high.
It is now just 20m below the dam’s maximum capacity.
Three Gorges Dam is the biggest hydro power dam in the world.
The dam is on the Yangtze River.
Yangtze River is the longest river in China.
They should stop cutting down trees and stop polluting the rivers and the air.
All these make a flood worse.
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