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May 05, 2011 Yet China is facing a perilous water crisis. China becomes drier each yearits freshwater reserves declined 13% between 2000 and 2009. Severe droughts occurred in 2000, 2007 and 2009. Normally the southern regions receive 80% of Chinas rainfall and snowmelt, about 79 inches a year, while the north and west get 20%, 8 to 16 inches.