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Interesting Engineering: 6 Major Rivers Facing Drought-like Situations from Overuse

The world is running out of fresh water and some scientists are increasingly asking this question – Are humans going to destroy their rivers in a few decades?

A number of rivers worldwide are being overused up to the extent that they have almost dried up even before they reach the sea. One of the striking examples given by Dr. Gwen Rees, a hydrologist at Britain’s Center for Ecology and Hydrology near Oxford is China’s Yellow River.

So, what leads to such a drought-like situation? Let’s dig a bit deeper to know the cause.

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