The 3 Gorges Dam

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  • 3 GORGES DAM
    • IMPACTS
      • 1.2 million people resettled
      • 1200 historical sites inundated
      • Costed $22.5bn
      • HEP creates 84.7bn KW / year
      • 1,084km squared flooded
      • Increased employment
        • 40,000 people
      • 78 million cubic yards blasted
      • Dust causes respiratory problems
        • 15 tonnes per day
      • Increase in acid rain due to more burning of coal
      • Decreases chance of flooding
      • Can increase chances of EARTHQUAKES
      • Vulnerable WAR target
      • Farmland lost
        • Citrus Groves
      • Land lost so urban migration increase
        • Cities cannot cope with a greater pop.
      • Habitats effected
        • River Dolphin
      • Increased tourism
      • Shows what China have
      • People forced to move to higher ground
        • Soil is less fertile & climate is poorer
    • Why was it needed?
      • August 1998 BIGGEST FLOOD
        • >300,000 DEAD
        • Area size of New Zealand flooded
        • 300 million affected
        • 1/10th grain supply gone

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