Three Gorges Dam

external image 3gdam.jpgMercedes Galt -This website explains what the Three Gorges Dam is, and why it was created. This also explains the impacts this Dam has had on the area.
The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that is located in China. It is the world’s largest capacity hydroelectric power station. Construction on it began December 14, 1994.

world’s largest hydropower project and most notorious dam,The project has been plagued by corruption, spiraling costs, technological problems
the three gorges dam is the largest but it is also the largest model for disaster,it is threatening one of the worlds biggest fisheries


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Three gorges dam. By- Sydney Johnson.

History of Three gorges dam.

Three gorges dam was first proposed in 1919. TGD had alot of issues going on throughout the time this was being built planned. when WWII started people became to distracted by the war to care bout the dam so they stopped working and put it on a pause. than in early 1989 the government thought they should try and start this construction on the dam back up again. but many opposited thinking that it cost too much and the tax payers didnt have that kind of money so they didnt wanna go for it but in early 90's the work and construction started up again.

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This website decribes the Three Gorges Dam. The three gorges Dams is the largest dam in the world,as wide as the Golden Gate Bridge and twice as tall,capable of generating 18 gigawatts of hydro-electtric power.

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Three gorges dam info- This website describes where the Three gorges Dam is located. This website also describes the statistics about the dam.
The Three gorges Dam sits in the Yangztee River. It stretches 1.3 miles long and stands 610 feet high. The dam is the largest hydro-electric project in the world.

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This website gives an overview of the conservesy over the dam. What the dam is supposse to do and why it was created or thought about.

The giant Three Gorges Dam across China's Yangtze River has been mired in controversy ever since it was first proposed 88 years ago by Sun Yat Sen, the founding father of Modern China. In 1992, when Chinese Premier Li Peng submitted a proposal for the dam to China's normally pliant parliament, the National People's Congress, it ran into serious opposition and ultimately passed with the smallest margin in the legislature's history.