10 June 2008
Andy has posted a comment on the blog saying “Latest news: At 7:20am 6/10 (Beijing time), the outflow reached 377 m3/s and lake level was 742.80 m compared with 742.96m 12 hours ago. Before hit the post button, I checked the news one more time. The new outflow number is 500 m3/s! Is it a good or bad news that the outflow increases so fast?”
Update: Xinhua has confirmed that the rate of flow has indeed increased.
Update: Ripen reports that at 09:00 local time the flow had increased to 1210 cumecs. The breach is clearly occurring very fast now. The next three hours are critical.
Update: Aerial image of the breach, from http://news.sohu.com.
I hope all of the soldiers have been pulled off the dam now!