Three Gorges Dam Witnesses the Development of Chinese Nation
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Three Gorges Dam Witnesses the Development of Chinese Nation

Time: 2011-10-06
By: Renee

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution, the fourth 175 meters experimental water storage of Three Gorges Dam proceeds steadily. Three Gorges Dam has managed in intercepting the strongest autumn flood of the recent 8 years. It has proved its long-reach social and economic benefits to the world again.

Three Gorges Dam bears the dream of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's dream of save the Chinese nation by engaging in industry. It also carries Chinese people's ideal of the revitalization of our nation. 1918, Dr. Sun Yat-sen proposed his idea – construction of Three Gorges Dam. He thought that large vessels could sail up to Chongqing from Shanghai after the construction of Three Gorges Dam. And the electricity generated by Three Gorges Dam could be the strong motivation of the industry. Dr. Sun Yat-sen is the first Chinese who proposed the idea of develop the hydraulic power of Three Gorges. His idea has been an important reference for the construction of Three Gorges Dam after the founding of new China.

Three Gorges Dam witnessed China's development from poor and weak to prosperous and strong in the past dozens of years. It has also witnessed the realization of Chinese people's Three Gorges dream. The completed Three Gorges Dam is 185 meters high and its storage capacity reaches 39.3 billion cubic meters. It has been a symbol of the rise of China. It is if great long-reach benefits in flood control, electricity generating, and navigation.

Three Gorges Dam Power Plant has generated more than 500 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in the past 8 years after it was put into operation. It provides strong energy guarantee for the development of China's society and economy. It also plays a big role in the energy structure optimizing, energy saving and emission reduction.

Three Gorges Reservoir has become the biggest strategic fresh water reservoir in China. The rise of its water level made a mirror-like lake arises from high gorges and also changed Yangtze River a golden navigation course from a water course full of underwater reefs. The construction of Three Gorges Dam also helps to relieve the drought and flood of the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River.

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