Inner Mongolia in Northern China has been particularly affected by lengthy drought and creeping desertification. Near Dongsheng in an area known as Hong Hai Zai was a large lake with waters that harbored many fish caught and used by the local population. The lake dried completely in 1999, leaving a baked landscape on which only a few hardy plants now grow on saline soil. This digging deep into the former lake bed is an attempt to find a groundwater supply.
Share
twitterlinkedinfacebook

Inner Mongolia in Northern China has been particularly affected by lengthy drought and creeping desertification. Near Dongsheng in an area known as Hong Hai Zai was a large lake with waters that harbored many fish caught and used by the local population. The lake dried completely in 1999, leaving a baked landscape on which only a few hardy plants now grow on saline soil. This digging deep into the former lake bed is an attempt to find a groundwater supply.

Filename: 3014984.jpg
Photographer: Ashley Cooper
Source: Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
Date: 18 Mar 2009
Location:
Credit: Ashley Cooper/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
Copyright:
Model Release: No
Property Release: No
Restrictions:
Direct Link: