from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A lake of eastern China southeast of Wuhan. It is connected to the Chang Jiang (Yangtze River) by canal.

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  • n. a lake in central China that is connected to the Chang Jiang by a canal


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  • ChinaFotoPress/Zuma Press STRANDED: A boat lay aground on the dry riverbed of Xieshan water area of the Poyang Lake Wednesday in Hukou, Jiangxi Province, China.

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  • Poyang Lake is the largest freshwater lake in China and is just one example of how serious the drought has become.

    China Grapples with Worst Drought in More Than 50 Years

  • Zhou Ke/Xinhua/Zuma Press A man walked on the dried lake bed of Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, in east China's Jiangxi province, Thursday.

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  • Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press LOW WATER: A fishing boat sat abandoned on the bottom of the dried-up Poyang Lake, a vast wetland turned dry by China's worst drought in decades, in Xingzi, Jiangxi Province, China, Thursday.

    Photos of the Day: June 3

  • In 2007, tens of millions of people living around Poyang Lake suffered drinking water shortages.

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  • Conservation measures are in place at Poyang and some of the other large, shallow lakes, but enforcement is difficult.

    Changjiang Plain evergreen forests

  • Large shallow lakes like Poyang and Dongting support many rare, endemic aquatic vertebrates and great numbers of waterfowl species, some of which are highly endangered.

    Changjiang Plain evergreen forests

  • At the very least, it threatens to alter greatly the hydrological cycles fundamental to the ecology of lakes like Poyang and Dongting.

    Changjiang Plain evergreen forests

  • In the province of Kiangsi on the banks of the River Kan, which flows almost due north to the Poyang lake and so into the Yangtsekiang, is situate the town of Kanchow, on the outskirts of which dwelt a merchant named Chin Pao-ting with his wife and infant son.

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  • As attendant in an opium den near the quay, he had come in contact with many low and desperate characters, amongst whom was the lowdah of a certain junk which plied for hire between the Poyang lake and the provinces of the West.

    Life and sport in China Second Edition


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