Three Gorges Dam- Hard Engineering Case Study


Three Gorges Dam Hard Engineering

  • £26 million pound Dam 
  • Built on the Yangtze river in China to reduce flooding, improve water supply, improve navigation for ships. 
  • 175 metres long. 
  • 34 hydroelectric generators. 
  • In 2012, dam held back flood water. 
  • China's drought in 2011, the reservoir provided farms downstream with water. 
  • Land has been flooded with water from the dam. 
  • 1.3 million people had to relocate for the building of the dam. 
  • Major changes in landscape has made the surrounding land prone to landslides. 
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