Chinese authorities are trying to bring rain to several provinces bordering the Yangtze River in the center of the country to alleviate the drought in the country.
Faced with the drought currently affecting China, Hubei province is the latest to announce its participation in “cloud seeding” operations on Wednesday, US channel CNN reported.
To implement this technique, Chinese planes use silver iodide, dropped into the clouds using small cylindrical projectiles the size of a cigarette.
The introduction of chemicals should allow the droplets and ice crystals that form the clouds to grow, and thus facilitate precipitation.
However, the results of these operations remain mixed for the moment. The fault lies with the too thin cloud cover above the river in recent days.