ENGINEERING: Three Gorges Dam Map, Yangtze China, it will be the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, 600 feet high, holding trillion cubic feet of water behind 100 million cubic feet of concrete
The Yangtze River is a massive tempestuous monster. For centuries it has been both the life and death of the Chinese people, providing food, water for irrigation and a critical transport route, but turning fierce with immense and destructive floods. In 1998, the last destructive flood, some 2000 people were drowned and millions made homeless. This final malicious act of the Yangtze would be the last.