Water level in sections of China's longest river exceeds warning mark

Water levels in sections of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River -- China's longest river -- below the estuary of Dongting Lake, have exceeded the warning mark, Xinhua reports citing the Ministry of Water Resources.
The water level at the Yangtze Hankou monitoring station in central China's Hubei Province, had reached 27.31 meters as of late Monday, 0.01 meters above the alert mark, the ministry said.