Monday, November 2, 2009

Three Gorges Dam reaches maximum


BEIJING, Nov 2 (Reuters) - China's vast Three Gorges reservoir will see a increasing number of landslides and other geological hazards as the water reaches its maximum level this autumn, a magazine report warned on Monday.

The Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest, aims to tame the mighty River Yangtze and provide cheap, clean energy. Reservoir engineers began withholding outflows last September to push the dam's water level up to 175 metres (574 ft) above sea level.

This should be exciting!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Still seems to be ongoing debate about this subject. I recall this being an issue when I worked in India in 1970-72.