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  1. Three Gorges Dam (CNN News)
      "China's biggest construction project since the Great Wall generates controversy at home and abroad." 04-06

  2. Three Gorges Dam (PBS.org)
      "In an effort to control the unpredictable Yangtze River, China is constructing the Three Gorges Dam. But what will be the social and environmental costs of building the multi-billion dollar project? After a background report, a photographer and an author from National Geographic discusses the issue with Elizabeth Farnsworth." 04-06

  3. Three Gorges Dam (Wikipedia.org)
      "The Three Gorges Dam...is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in the Yiling District of Yichang, in Hubei province, China. It is the world's largest electricity-generating plant of any kind.[2]"

  4. Three Gorges Dam Development (IRN.org)
      "China says that 80 cracks have appeared in the Three Gorges dam, only days after the huge reservoir behind it was filled for the first time."

      "The reservoir now extends upstream for 219km (350 miles), with a maximum water depth of 135 metres (440ft)."

      "A failure of the dam could have catastrophic consequences downstream in the fertile and densely populated middle Yangtze valley." 6-03

       
       


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