Sources say the red began appearing in the Yangtze, the longest and largest river in China and the third longest river in the world, yesterday near the city of Chongquing, where the Yangtze connects to the Jialin River.
The Yangtze River is called “golden” because of the heavy rainfall it receives year-round, and it runs through Chongqing, Southwest China’s largest industrial and commercial center, also known as the “mountain city” because of the hills and peaks upon which its many buildings and factories stand.
As much as the reddening has stopped some people’s regular routine, it hasn’t stopped the local fishermen from fishing and going about their regular businesses. While the river’s red coloring was most pronounced near Chongqing it was also reported at several other points.
Experts are still reportedly investigating and finding out the reason behind the sudden color change!