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Lushunkou District makes full use of present water resources to combat drought

Lushunkou District makes full use of water resources and facilities in its jurisdiction district to combat drought, ensures water supplement for fruits of high quality like big cherries and vegetable zones and facilitates the increase of peasants’ income and agriculture efficiency.

 

This spring, the rainfall in Lushun is 155.4 millimeters in total, 26 millimeters less than the average in past years. There are 21 reservoirs in this district with the largest owning a water storage capacity of over 6 million cubic meters but holding only 1.5 million cubic meters at present. Besides, another 280 small dams and ponds have the total capacity of 8.6 million cubic meters but only hold 1.7 million cubic meters at present. There are also 250 electromechanical wells with each owning a largest water intake of about 0.108 million cubic meters. These water resources play an important role in agricultural production in spring. All villages in the district also utilize existing water sources and supporting constructions to organize the mass and social powers to actively combat draught. Besides, taking agriculture, fruit trees and vegetable production as key protection targets, some villages carry out coordination works on making water deployment and rotation irrigation rules to ensure an utmost efficiency of limited water resources. The farmland area in the whole district is 120 thousand mu, among which fruit trees and vegetables take up 80 mu, and is all equipped with basic irrigation capacity. Till now, the irrigation area has reached 90 thousand mu and 65 thousand mu is under water saving irrigation, enabling a reasonable usage of water resources.

 

At the same time, Lushunkou District is further expanding the construction of its water source projects and supporting projects. This year, 13 water source projects are newly established or expanded, increasing its water storage capacity by almost 0.46 million cubic meters. 52 small self-built wells reach a daily water intake of 4.7 thousand cubic meters. 5 water source projects have been restored and added 110 thousand cubic meters to its water supply capacity. 3 soil and water conservation projects are under construction with an area of about 1000 mu, offering guarantee to the draught resisting and agricultural harvest in the whole district.