Articles tagged "three gorges dam"

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Three Gorges dam facing most severe floods since it was built, China

Authorities in China's Hubei province say the Three Gorges Dam is facing the most severe floods since it was built. By August 20, the Three Gorges Dam in central China’s Hubei Province is expected to see the most severe round of floods since it was...

August 19, 2020

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Sichuan activates the highest level of flood control response for the first time on record, China

The Chinese province of Sichuan, located on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, has activated the highest level of flood control response for the first time on record on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, as rain-induced floods continue ravaging parts of the province....

August 19, 2020

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Severe flooding affects more than 1 million in China's Hubei

More than one million people are now affected by severe flooding in Hubei, China, after another bout of heavy downpour hit the province on Saturday, June 27, 2020, according to the Hubei Provincial Emergency Management Office. Wide swaths of the province have been...

July 01, 2020

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World's largest dam in 'danger of collapse' amid historic floods -- 400 million people at risk, China

A flood alert has been raised near Three Gorges Dam in China-- the largest hydropower project in the world-- as the country grapples with its worst flooding in 70 years. Torrential rains have been causing havoc throughout the southwest and central region this month,...

June 25, 2020

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China admits Three Gorges Dam has 'urgent problems' as drought persists

Chinese government has said the Three Gorges Dam - the world's largest hydropower plant - is having "urgent problems," warning of environmental, construction and migration "disasters" amid the worst drought to hit southern China in 50 years. China's State Council,

June 03, 2011

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Severe drought hits China - 1,300 lakes "dead, shortages affect 4.4 million people and 3.2 million farm animals

Severe drought has forced China to release 5bn cubic metres from Three Gorges reservoir for irrigation and drinking water.The Yangtze – Asia's biggest river – is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years, forcing an unprecedented release of water from the Three

June 01, 2011

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Dead Sea disappearing day by day

The Dead Sea has been drying up at a dramatic rate in recent decades as a result mostly of human demands for water. But instead of letting the historic body of water continue to disappear, some scientists are getting increasingly serious about trying to save it.In the m

May 28, 2011

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Severe drought closes Yangtze river to shipping

Drought on China's Yangtze river has led to historically low water levels that have forced authorities to halt shipping on the nation's longest waterway. The water level along the lower reaches of the river near the city of Wuhan was just above three metres (10

May 15, 2011