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Sun Moon Lake shrinking as Taiwan’s worst drought in over 50 years grips island

SCMP, 19 Apr 2021
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Taiwan’s scenic Sun Moon Lake resembled a barren moonscape in April 2021 after months of scant rainfall. A drought pushed water levels at reservoirs to record lows, plunging below 30 per cent of normal capacity. Since February, central Taiwan and parts of the south and west have faced a historic water shortage mainly because of low rainfall last year when no typhoons made landfall on the island, according to the Taiwan Water Resources Agency. As the island continues to battle the worst water storage crisis in 56 years, it has started water supply restrictions.

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