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Which activities are prohibited without prior approval within the administration areas of watercourses and safety protection areas of flood-prevention banks, and which activities are strictly prohibited?
(02.21.2008)

According to Article Thirty-five (35) of the Regulations of the Shanghai Municipality on the Administration of Watercourses, the following activities are not allowed within the administration areas of watercourses and safety protection areas of flood-prevention banks without prior approval from the Shanghai Municipal Watercourse Administration Department or district/county level watercourse administration departments:

(1) The excavation of underground resources, archaeological research or the storage of objects;

(2) the installation of nets, griddling or other fishing facilities, and

(3) bombs, taking earth, drilling, piling, well-digging or building fish ponds.

According to Article Thirty-six (36) of the Regulations of the Shanghai Municipality on the Administration of Watercourses, the following activities are strictly prohibited within the administration areas of watercourses:

(1) The dumping of industrial, agricultural or construction wastes and rubbish and manure;

(2) washing vehicles or vessels that have stored oil or other poisonous or harmful pollutants;

(3) constructing houses, sheds or other constructions and structures;

(4) destroying watercourse flood-prevention banks and other water projects and facilities;

(5) allowing the browsing and grazing of animals, or the cultivation and illegal cutting of wood from along flood-prevention banks;

(6) performing water surface or underground operations that affect water stability and security of flood-prevention walls and banks, and

(7) other activities that prevent floods from getting through or affect water drainage.