Summary of Water Regulation Work of the Yellow River in 2002
SU Mao-lin (Yellow River Conservancy Commission, Zhengzhou, Henan, 450003)
In 2002, The precipitation of the Yellow River basin is rare and afflicted with a severe drought. It is the driest year no matter mentioned on the coming water or reservoir storage according to the observed data. The annual observed runoff measured at hydrometric stations of Tangnaihai, Toudaoguai, Tongguan and Huayuankou all ranks the first counting backwards in history. Facing the severe situation, Yellow River Conservancy Commission gives full play to the function of water administration of a river basin agency and carefully dispatching the water resources. Through effective measures of comprehensive operation and on the conditions of ensuring no depletion happened in the Yellow River, it has basically guaranteed the consumption of the planned water for the regions along the Yellow River, over-fulfilled the task of water transfer to Shandong and prepared water source for Tianjin, achieving remarkable social benefits.