Flooding on the yangtze river peaked again this week in sichuan province and the sprawling metropolis of chongqing while the three gorges dam 280 miles downstream reached its highest level. Weeks of heavy rain have put the three gorges dam the largest hydropower project in the world in danger of collapse putting 400 million people at risk.
Wang gang imaginechina via afp.
Three gorges dam china floods 2020 map. Water flows out from sluiceways at the three gorges dam on the yangtze river near yichang in central china s hubei province on friday july 17 2020. The three gorges dam was built mainly to generate electricity but the government also said it was expected to mitigate catastrophic flooding. Wang gang xinhua via ap.
Water flows out from sluices at the three gorges dam on the yangtze river near yichang in central china s hubei province on friday july 17 2020. File photo taken in october 2019. The dam has come under new scrutiny after devastating flooding over the past few weeks.
The three gorges dam is discharging flood. Last week the three gorges dam opened three floodgates as the water level behind it rose more than 50 feet above the flood zone. Extreme floods have hit china s three gorges dam which recorded the largest inflow of water in its history prompting officials to assure the public it would not be breached.
Yangtze river three gorges dam china floods. The flooding has been described as the worst since 1949 with natural disasters being declared in 24 provinces and municipalities in the southwest and central china especially in areas near the upper reaches of the yangtze river and the three. Yichang city hubei province china july 2.
An aerial view of three gorges dam which has a reservoir 170 metres deep in zigui county yichang city in central china s hubei province. A flood alert has been raised near china s famous three gorges dam after the country suffered its heaviest rainfall in 70 80. Water is released from the three gorges dam to relieve flood pressure in yichang central china s hubei province on july 19 2020.
Another flood crest is expected to arrive at the dam on tuesday.