|Dartmouth Flood Observatory - Flood Analysis Report 2003-117|
|Location Map:||Southern China - Continuous heavy rains|
|Link to Pdf map of Lake Poyang|
|Began||Ended||Duration (days)||Dead||Displaced||Damage (USD)||Flood Type||Recurrence Interval (anecdotal)||Severity Class*||Hectares flooded||Hayden Code||Affected Region ( sq km)||Flood Magnitude**||Notes and Comments|
|117||S. China||Asia||Guangdong province -
Meizhou, Heyuan and Shaoguan cities.
Southern Hunan province - Linwu county. Changsha. Huaihua. Rivers: Xiangjiang, Zhishui, Yangtze.
Jiangxi province - Jian city. Ganzhou. Guangchang county. Gan river.
Fujian province - Sanming City. Jiangle County. Minjiang River tributaries.
|15-May-03||19-May-03||5||47||18,000||$ 135,000,000||Rain||1||Tszo||317,900||9.1||19 different counties throughout Hunan have been affected by the flooding. May 16-17 - 2,440 houses and 26,370 hectares of crops destroyed in Guangdong. A levee burst and flooded a mining camp in Linwu county, Hunan. Jiangxi - Water levels in Poyang Lake rose by 1.43 m. By May 19 the Yangtze River had already surpassed its flood-water point by 58 centimeters.|
|TRMM data showing heavy monsoon rains over southern China May 14 - 18 .|
|Red polygon shows location of flooding.|
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