Water levels at the Danjiangkou Reservoir in Nanyang, one source of China's South-North Water Diversion Project, reached 161.24 meters on Saturday afternoon, breaking the record of 160.72 meters set in October 2014, according to data released by Changjiang Water Resources Commission.
Water entering the Danjiangkou Reservoir reached 2,280 cubic meters per second with a discharge of 765 cubic meters per second.
A number of small islands in the reservoir have been inundated. The Longwang Pavilion, an observation deck in the Ludao Island, has been almost completely submerged. (Source: China Daily)
A bird's-eye view of the Longwang Pavilion in Nanyang's Danjiangkou Reservoir scenic area on Sept 16, 2017