Poyang Lake, China
The 100 m false-colour image of 21 May 2017 shows us Poyang Lake, located in Jiangxi Province and the largest freshwater lake in China. The lake is fed by the Gan, Xin, and Xiu rivers, which connect to the Yangtze through a channel. The area of Poyang Lake fluctuates dramatically between the wet and dry seasons, but in recent years the size of the lake has been decreasing overall. In a normal year the area of the is ~3,500 km². In early 2012, due to drought, sand quarrying, and the practice of storing water at the Three Gorges Dam the area of the lake reached a low of about 200 km². The lake provides a habitat for half a million migratory birds and is a favorite destination for birding.