Three Gorges dam nears capacity with Chinas heavy rains

24th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

The heaviest rainfall in several years in China is putting the new Three Gorges dam to the test. Tuesday 20 July the water flow on the Yangtze River’s upper reaches was monitored at 70,000 cubic metres per second, the highest ever. The dam can be seen sluicing water at an impressive 40,000 m3 ...

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