High temps, drought in China affect drinking water, crops
Unusually high temperatures and a prolonged drought are affecting large swaths of China, reducing crop yields and drinking water supplies
The lack of rain has been especially marked in the southwestern megacity of Chongqing, which encompasses a large area of mountains and rivers.
State media on Tuesday reported fire trucks were delivering water to outlying villages for drinking and irrigating crops.
Rainfall in Chongqing has been half of what is usually expected for the year and some smaller waterways have dried up entirely.
Authorities have issued warnings of temperatures exceeding 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). Many parts of China have broken records for high temperatures this year.
当局已发出温度超过 40 摄氏度（104 华氏度）的警告。今年中国很多地方都打破了高温记录。