翻译内容：’Decisive victory’ won in quake lake drainage
BEICHUAN, Sichuan -- A "decisive victory" was achieved Tuesday in draining the Tangjiashan quake lake that had been threatening to breach its dam and wash away people downstream.
Liu Qibao, Party chief of Sichuan province, said this after more than half of the water in the lake had flowed out through a drainage channel.
Water gushed out of the quake lake, the largest of the more than 30 formed by landslides triggered by the May 12 earthquake, after soldiers blasted the boulders and mud blocking the flow in channel.
The muddy water flooded low-lying areas in the devastated Beichuan county, which had already been evacuated.
Water from the lake on Jianjiang River flowed into the Fujiang River that runs through Mianyang city. People there were afraid that once the lake water flowed into the Fujiang River, it would break its banks and flood the city.
But their fears were proved wrong, although an orange alarm was issued before noon yesterday.
The more than 250,000 people living downstream, who had been relocated, can return home in two or three days if the water from the quake lake maintains its present flow, Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei said.
More than half of the lake’s 250 million cu m of water has flown out since soldiers and policemen dug open the channel on Saturday morning, the lake emergency rescue headquarters said yesterday.
在湖水一多半安全流过导流渠后，四川省中共领导 刘 如是说。