Introduction of Three Gorges Dam Benefits
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Introduction of Three Gorges Dam Benefits

Three Gorges Dam

Introduction of Three Gorges Dam Benefits – Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges Dam is the largest water conservancy project in the world. It is located on the middle section of Xiling Gorges, the Sandouping in Yicahng. It is 38 kilometers away from the Gezhouba Dam. The Three Gorges Dam Project includes main building project and diversion project. The total investment to Three Gorges Dam Project reached 95.46 billion RMB. The construction work of Three Gorges Dam started at December 14th, 1994 and completed in May 20th, 2006. In July 19th, the Three Gorges Dam faced its first great flood with the flow rate reached 65000 cubic meters per second, which is near to the largest flow rate in the flood of 1998. It is the largest scale flood challenge to Three Gorges Dam after it built. We can see that the flood control is one of the most important Three Gorges Dam benefits.

Introduction of Three Gorges Dam Benefits – Giant Flood Control Benefit

The reserved flood control capacity is 22.15 billion cubic meters when Three Gorges Reservoir is in operation, and the adjustment of Three Gorges Reservoir can decrease the flow rate about 27000 to 33000 cubic meters per second. It is the top one in the world.

Introduction of Three Gorges Dam Benefits – Hydropower Station

The Three Gorges Hydropower Station equipped with 32 hydroelectric generating sets which capacity is 700,000 KW (including the 6 Hydroelectric generating sets in the underground factory), adding the 2 hydroelectric generating sets with 50,000 KWH, the total installed capacity of Three Gorges Hydropower Station reached 2.250 million KWh, and annual generation capacity is 100 billion degree. It is the largest hydropower station in the world

Introduction of Three Gorges Dam Benefits – Obvious Navigation Benefit

The Three Gorges Dam can back water to Chongqing, which is important city in southwest of China. It will improve the 660 kilometers long waterway, making the Fleet tonnage from Chongqing to Yichang increased to ten thousands tons from 3000 tons, and annual single direction navigation capacity improved to 50 million tons from 10 million tons. The Three Gorges Project is worth to be the project with most obvious benefit of improving the navigation condition in the world.

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