The 1998 Yangtze River floods (1998年中国洪水) was a major flood that lasted from middle of June to the beginning of September 1998 in the People's Republic of China at the Yangtze River.Chinanews.com.cn. "." 98年特大洪水. Retrieved on 2009-08-01.
The event was considered the worst Northern China flood in 40 years. In the summer of 1998, China experienced massive flooding of parts of the Yangtze River, resulting in 3,704 dead, 15 million homeless and $26 billion in economic loss.Pbs.org. "." Great wall across the Yangtze. Retrieved on 2009-08-01.