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Clearer water creates beauty and fun
August 28,2018   By:Xinhua
Aug.28,2008-- At dusk, Cheng Fang held her three-year-old daughter in her arms, relaxing under a tree while her husband swam in the lake.
 
"We come here to the Donghu Lake when we have free time. My husband enjoys swimming in the lake in summer," she said. "We also go for a stroll or ride bicycles on the greenway throughout the year."
 
Donghu Lake, in the city of Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, has an area of over 30 square km. The Donghu Lake Greenway, the first section of which opened in December 2016 and the second section opened last year, has a total length of more than 100 km.
 
Four years ago, Cheng settled down in Wuhan. "I didn't like the city very much when I first came here, but now, I think the city is beautiful with its lake and greenway," she said.
 
"The lake has become popular these last two years. My wife goes for a walk around the lake every day," said Xia Xing, 71.
 
Xia and his wife, Fu Fang, 64, grew up in Wuhan, and strolling around the lake has become an important part of their daily life.
 
"We used to walk at a playground in a university nearby, but now, I like to walk or cycle by the lake, which is very relaxing," Fu said.
 
However, in the 1980s, the lake was polluted by industrialization and urbanization.
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