A Fast-Changing Delta in China

A Fast-Changing Delta in China

Few rivers carry as much sediment as the Huang He (Yellow River) in China. (Read our Yellow River Delta World of Change story to see more imagery of the delta.) The invasive cordgrass first reached the Yellow River Delta in the late-1980s, and began to spread rapidly in the intertidal zone in the early 2000s. Like many deltas around the world, the Yellow River Delta faces growing pressure from the sea for several reasons. Since 2014, the delta has once again begun to lose more land each year than it gains.

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