Famous spring in east China sees longest continuous spewing
JINAN, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- The water table of Baotu Spring, a popular scenic spot in Jinan, capital of eastern China's Shandong Province, rose to 28.25 meters on Sunday, local authorities said.
It indicates the spring has been gushing for 17 years since Sept. 6, 2003, when it started spouting again after a 548-day hiatus, said the municipal water affairs bureau, noting that it has set a record for the longest continuous spewing since the 1970s.
Baotu Spring is reputed as the finest among the 72 famous springs in Jinan, also known as China's "City of Springs," for its spectacle of three springs gushing into the air.
In June, the water table of Baotu Spring fell below the red warning line of 27.6 meters, the highest level of the three-tier warning system, lasting more than 20 days.
The groundwater level of spring water in Jinan is mainly affected by precipitation. The water level of Baotu Spring has gradually risen since July.
Baotu Spring began to see seasonal hiccups in the early 1970s and once dried up for a 926-day period. Enditem