Three Gorges Dam

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How much energy will the three gorges dam generate?
18,200 mega watts
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What are will be flooded by the dam?
1,045 square kilometres
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How many people were made homeless by the flooding of the area?
14 million
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What does HEP stand for?
Hydro-electric power
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Why is the trapping of silt behind the dam a problem downstream?
No natural fertilisation by silt deposits
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The T.G.D. will enable industry to generate how much more revenue?
$65 billion
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How long is the reservoir behind the T.G.D?
650km
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What has the flooding in the area destroyed?
Homes and cultural,archaeological and historical sites
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How much farmland has been lost?
30,000 hectares
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Where is the T.G.D located?
Central China, on the Yangtze river
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Name the three gorges?
Qutang, Wuxia and Xiling
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How many species of fish are at risk in the Yangtze river?
47
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What are the issues with chemical fertilisers?
Costly and seep into rivers causing eutrophication
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What secondary industries have been lost in the area?
coal and metal oer mining
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How many people live in the Yangtze drainage basin?
400 million
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How will the reservoir help navigation?
Enable huge ships to go from Shanghai and Chongqing
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How many deaths were caused by the flooding?
3,000
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