Water Gushes from China Quake Lake
The Chinese government is reporting that the "quake lake" in Sichuan province is finally draining, after heightened concerns over the past few days that it would cause flooding.
China says the water level in the Tangjiashan quake-lake in southwestern Sichuan province is finally drooping, after three days of drainage efforts.
The official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday that water was flowing out of the lake at 1,760 cubic meters per second, or 16 times faster than the estimated influx of water.
Drainage efforts began Saturday, and Chinese troops were forced to use anti-tank weapons to blast away rocks to speed up the drainage when water continued to rise.