Severe drought announced in Sichuan, leading to unprecedented electricity shortage. They are planning to burn more coal to support Sichuan and Chongqing through the summer Sichuan has just issued for the first time a level 1 emergency response to energy supply guarantee. there are at least five more days in the forecast above 38° before some relief is insight. The Yangtze River in China has shrunken to half its normal width. They’ve had to close canals supplied by this water. People walk on the bed of the Yangtze River at Wuhan.