For the third year in a row, Yunnan is suffering from unrelenting drought. As reservoirs across the province dry up, millions are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain drinking water, and their pain is not likely to end soon. Yesterday, Yunnan’s meteorological experts reported the drought is likely to continue into the foreseeable future, with sunny cloudless skies forecast for the next week. Pictured above, a farmer leads his goats across the bed of what used to be a reservoir.
The drought has impacted over 6 million people, and has caused agricultural losses of over 2 billion yuan.