Three Gorges Dam Negatives

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  • Created on: 09-04-13 11:33

Negatives, for the three Gorges dam

Negatives:

  • Thousands of people living in the area of fertile farmland which will be flooded by the water behind the dam have been displaced and moved to large cities.
  • The lake will silt up in 50 years and flooding control will become more difficult
  • 1.4 million people have lost their homes
  • Was built on fault lines in an earthquake zone

Losers:

  • The 1.4 million people that lost their homes
  • The fishing communities who either lose their stock or reduced both behind the dam and downstream
  • The communities downstream protected from flooding have less available water for irrigation of rice fields. 
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