JINAN, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Continuous rainfall in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, has eased the dry spell at Baotu Spring, the city's famous tourist spot.
The spring's water table, which mainly depends on precipitation, rose from 27.9 meters on Tuesday to 27.98 meters on Friday thanks to the rain, according to the municipal water affairs bureau.
The Baotu spring is known to be the finest among the 72 famous springs in Jinan, also dubbed China's "City of Springs," for its spectacle of three springs gushing into the air.
The spring's water level is expected to continue rising as the next two days will see more rain and snow, the bureau said.
Baotu Spring began to see seasonal hiccups in the early 1970s and once dried up for 926 days.
In June, the spring's water table fell below the red warning line of 27.6 meters, the highest level in the three-tier warning system. The dry spell lasted for more than 20 days. Enditem