Nearly half of lakes in Beijing lose their functions
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Chinanews, Beijing, Nov. 30 – The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau on Monday publicized a monthly report on its website about the water quality of the major lakes, reservoirs, and rivers in Beijing. The report shows that many of the lakes, reservoirs and rivers in the city have already lost all their functions, the Beijing Times reported.


Among all the 16 key lakes included in the report, only the Tuancheng Lake and the Rear Lake behind the Beijing Exhibition Hall are graded as “the second level”, or relatively1 good, where the water quality has met the sanitary2 standard for drinking water, or can be used as a habitat for rare aquatic3 species. On the other hand, nearly half of the lakes, including the well-known Fuhai Lake in Yuanmingyuan, the Taoranting Lake, and the Longtan Lake, have been graded as “fifth,” or the worst level.


Once a lake is graded as the fifth level, it indicates that the lake has lost all its functions, even for sightseeing purpose, an expert at the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau said.


Due to a severe shortage of water in Beijing, four of the 21 reservoirs included in the report, namely the Zhaitang Reservoir in Mentougou, the Taoyukou Reservoir in Changping, the Niantan Reservoir in Daxing, and the Daning Reservoir in Fengtai, have become dried up. Among the rest of the reservoirs, the water quality of the Guanting Reservoir is graded as the “fifth.”, or the worst level, and the water quality for the other eight reservoirs, including the Miyun and Huairou reservoirs, and the Gucheng Reservoir in Yanqing, which usually serve as the drinking water source for Beijing city dwellers4, have all graded as the “second”, or drinkable level.



1 relatively bkqzS3     
  • The rabbit is a relatively recent introduction in Australia.兔子是相对较新引入澳大利亚的物种。
  • The operation was relatively painless.手术相对来说不痛。
2 sanitary SCXzF     
  • It's not sanitary to let flies come near food.让苍蝇接近食物是不卫生的。
  • The sanitary conditions in this restaurant are abominable.这家饭馆的卫生状况糟透了。
3 aquatic mvXzk     
  • Aquatic sports include swimming and rowing.水上运动包括游泳和划船。
  • We visited an aquatic city in Italy.我们在意大利访问过一个水上城市。
4 dwellers e3f4717dcbd471afe8dae6a3121a3602     
n.居民,居住者( dweller的名词复数 )
  • City dwellers think country folk have provincial attitudes. 城里人以为乡下人思想迂腐。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • They have transformed themselves into permanent city dwellers. 他们已成为永久的城市居民。 来自《简明英汉词典》