Where can I get facts on the 3 gorges dam in China?

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More information on the affects of the dam on the surrounding farmland. I am doign my Leaving Certificate in Ireland

Posted Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 20:17 by Emer

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here you go emer heres a link wid lots of facts on the dam tell me if it was usefull http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~kbstrand/facts.html

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 20:24 by sohail
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try www.3gorge.ch then translate the page into english.

all the best

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 10:52 by David G Hood
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here is a good one, found when i was doing last week in geography, teach used it as well:-)


Answered Fri 1st June, 2012 @ 18:24 by Meg.an
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Type it into the search box on this website. There are some good case study notes.

Hope that helps!

Answered Fri 1st June, 2012 @ 18:56 by Dilly
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heres some information on the dam :

Large scale projects to increase water supply often involve large dams.

The Three Gorges Dam will have 26 generators capable of generating 84.7 kWh of electricity a year.

The dam will help to prevent seasonal flooding that annually threatens the lower reaches of the Yangtze River.

The project has required the relocation of roughly 1.4 million people from 1200 villages.

The dam has gone on to become a large habitat for water birds and the hydroelectric power created attracts industries to the area.

However the dam has made problems as well. The lake has flooded 225 cultural and archaeologist sites and it interferes with logging, navigation and fish migration.

It has created a loss of farmland and villages, the bed of the dam was not cleared properly and toxic waste may lie at the bottom of the lake.

The dam was incredibly expensive to build and it lies on a plate boundary, meaning it could fall down any time soon.

Answered Wed 13th June, 2012 @ 14:58 by Cora H