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Tops of Three Gorges Project

Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges Project is the largest water conservancy project in the world. It broken through many records of water conservancy project in China and the world.

Tops of Three Gores Project

The Three Gorges Project experienced 75 years from the idea of Three Gorges Project first put forward to it started to be built. It is the water conservancy project which experienced longest time in the world.

The investigation work of Three Gorges Project started in the 1940s, and systematic design research work processed between the 1940s and 1980s. It lasted about half a century, accumulated large amount of basic data and research results. It is the water conservancy project with most abundant preparation work in the world.

The Three Gorges Project caused hot discussion both at home and in abroad. It is the only water conservancy project which was approved by the highest authority of China – National People's Congress until now.

The total capacity of the Three Gorges Reservoir is 39,300 millions cubic meters, and the flood control capacity is 22,150 million cubic meters. The reservoir can decrease the peak flow for 270,000 to 330,000 cubic meters per second. It is the water conservancy project with most obvious flood control efficiency.

The total installed capacity of Three Gorge Hydropower Station is 1,820, 000 KWH, and annual generating capacity is 84.68 billion KWH. It is the largest power station in the world.

The Three Gorges Reservoir can improve the 650 kilometers long river course, making ten thousands tons fleet can easily reach Chongqing and Yichang. It is the water conservancy project with most obvious navigation benefits in the world.

Including the non-overflow dam on the both banks, the Three Gorges Project is 2335 meters long. The Three Gorges Project includes the 483 metes long discharge dam, 26 hydroelectric generating sets, ship locks. It is the largest scale water conservancy project.

The amount of soil and stone of main buildings of the Three Gores Project is 125 million cubic meters, and the concrete pouring amount is 2. 643 million cubic meters, and the raw steel material is 593,000 tons. It is the water conservancy project with largest project quantity in the world.

The largest flood discharge capacity of sluices of Three Gorges Project is 100,000 cubic meters per second. It is the sluices with largest flood discharge capacity in the world.

The size of ship lifting of Three Gorges Project is 120*18*3.5, and total weight is 11,800 tons. The largest lifting range is 113 meters, and it can lift 3,000 tons ships. It is the largest and most difficult ship lifting machine in the world.

Until the end of 2009, the immigration in Three Gorges Project reached 1,130,000. It is the largest scale and most difficult immigration project in the world.

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