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China’s Three Gorges Dam nears maximum levels

The water level in China’s Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze river are inching closer to their maximum after torrential rains raised inflows to a record high. With 75,000 cubic metres per second of water flowing in from the Yangtze River on Thursday, the reservoir’s depth had reached 165.6 metres. The maximum designed depth of […]

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China’s Three Gorges Dam to see largest ever flood peak since construction; 100,000 people evacuated

Over 100,000 people were evacuated from the upper reaches of China’s Yangtze river as flooding threatened a 1,200-year-old World Heritage Site. Volunteers and police used sand bags to protect the 71-metre (233-foot) Leshan Giant Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southwestern Sichuan province, as muddy water rose over its toes for the first time […]

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China Floods: Problems with the worlds largest Three Gorges Dam

China’s Three Gorges Dam is the worlds largest dam ever built. The construction of the dam began in 1994. Apart from the purpose to generate electricity, the dam’s purpose was to shield millions from fatal floods. However, this hasn’t aged well. The US$28.6 billion project took over 20 years to complete after displacing over a […]