3 Gorges Dam- one of the worlds largest hydro electric dams

3 Gorges Dam- one of the worlds largest hydro electric dams my personal fav

Travel the Yangtze River from Shanghai through Nanjing, Wuhan, The Three Gorges Dam & Chongking in China

Travel the Yangtze River from Shanghai through Nanjing, Wuhan, The Three Gorges Dam & Chongking in China

Yangtze, China: The Three Gorges Dam has drawn fire from people around the world for its role in raising water levels and displacing millions of Chinese residents in the area. As a work of engineering, however, it is unparalleled. It will be the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, 600 feet high and holding 1.4 trillion cubic feet of water behind 100 million cubic feet of concrete.

Yangtze, China: The Three Gorges Dam -will be the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, 600 feet high and holding trillion cubic feet of water behind 100 million cubic feet of concrete

An aerial photo of the Three Gorges Dam project location

An aerial photo of the Three Gorges Dam project location

武汉长江大桥 Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge

Wuhan, Tower, Bridge, Rivers, Lathe, Bridge Pattern, Towers, River, Legs

One of the Yangtze's famous Three Gorges (Qutang, Wu & Xiling)

One of the Yangtze's famous Three Gorges (Qutang, Wu & Xiling)

ENGINEERING: Three Gorges Dam Map, Yangtze China, it will be the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, 600 feet high, holding 1.4 trillion cubic feet of water behind 100 million cubic feet of concrete

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.

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.

Bridge over the Yellow River by RMEIKLEJ, via Flickr

Bridge over the Yellow River just outside Zhengzhou - the smog obscures the far end of the bridge. Wikipedia link to: Yellow River, Henan, China

Three Gorges Dam turbine hall (for size reference see human figure bottom left!)

Three Gorges Dam turbine hall (for size reference see human figure bottom left!

Lesser Three Gorges - Narrow valleys and canyons lead off the river through these mountains.

Lesser Three Gorges - Narrow valleys and canyons lead off the river through these mountains.

Lesser Three Gorges - Another pair of men collecting wood along the canyon.

Lesser Three Gorges - Another pair of men collecting wood along the canyon.

Lesser Three Gorges - The tops of the mountains are lost in the mists.

Lesser Three Gorges - The tops of the mountains are lost in the mists.

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