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The River Runs Back

Video courtesy of Berta Tilmantaite, award winning multi media journalist.

For thousands of years Beijing depended on the Yongding River, but for the last decade the river has been dry. Low rainfall and rampant industrial development caused the river’s demise. Reservoirs fed by the river are less than a tenth full, a symptom of a water crisis affecting the whole of Beijing.

 

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