The Three Gorge Dam Sees Completion
The giant dam of the Three Gorges hydropower project on the Yangtze River saw completion on Saturday, 20, May, signifying a milestone achievement of major structure of the gigantic Three Gorge project.
The Three Gorges, which consist of Qutang, Wuxia and Xiling Gorges, extend for about
After the completion of the huge dam, water level will be raised gradually by approximate 40 meters. Over 800 historic sites will be lost but many new areas that were previously unreachable will be opened along the river. The main attractions such as Xiling gorge, White king
The concrete placement of the Dam's main section was completed 10 months ahead of schedule, which will enable the Dam to start its role in power generation, flood control and shipping improvement in 2008, one year ahead of designated time.