Hard Engineering: Three Gorges Dam, China. Rivers Case Study GCSE/AS Geography Case Study

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Hard Engineering : 3 Gorges Dam, China
A hydro electric dam, aimed to reduce flooding downstream of the dam



River: Yangtze

Completed: 2009 (dam completed in 2006)

Actual costs: £25 billion (estimated)

Energy generated: 18,200 megawatts

Power generation: 26 turbines on left and right sides of dam. Six underground turbines planned for 2010

Why built:
   Dam generate…




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