Flooding The Three Gorges Dam

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Flooding The Three Gorges Dam

  1. 1. LEDC Flooding. <ul><li>The River </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yangtze in China. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Project. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three Gorges Dam. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Fact File about the river. <ul><li>Third largest river in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>300 000 people have died from floods from the Yangtze in the part 100 years. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Three Gorges Dam solution. <ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>50 million people protected. </li></ul><ul><li>10% hydroelectricity generated. </li></ul><ul><li>The river will become navigable by 10,000 tonne ships. </li></ul><ul><li>Against. </li></ul><ul><li>It will flood 13 cities, 140 towns and 4, 500 villages. </li></ul><ul><li>1.2 million people will be relocated. </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape will be lost forever (7000 ha of forest, The Three Gorges and SSSI’s) </li></ul><ul><li>The reservoir created is likely to trap human and industrial waste. </li></ul><ul><li>Silt will be trapped damaging the farming communities furtther down the river. </li></ul>

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