Three Gorges Dam


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Three Gorges Dam,

607 ft (185 m) high and 7,575 ft (2,309 m) long, on the Chang (Yangtze) River, central Hubei prov., China, 30 mi (48 km) W of Yichang. The largest concrete structure in the world, the dam itself was constructed from 1994 to 2006. Its hydroelectric station has 32 turbines that can generate 22,500 MW, making it the largest in the world. In 2003 sluice gates were closed to begin flooding the scenic gorges for which the dam was named and filling a reservoir that is 410 mi (660 km) long and holds as much water as Lake Superior; the hydroelectric station became fully functional in 2012. Some 1.3 million people were moved in the process of creating the dam and reservoir.
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The largest reservoir is created by the Three Gorges Dam, which stores 39.3 billion m3 (31,900,000 acre feet) of water and has a surface area of 1,045 squarekm.
China is producing 22,500 MW of cheap electricity from only one project called Three Gorges Dam that has also helped mitigate threat of frequent floods in the region.
The MoU finalised mutual consent of the State Forestry Administration of the People's Republic of China to expand cooperation with Pakistan in the fields of experience sharing in forest policy, transfer of technology and exchanges on climate change mitigation and adaptation through preservation of forest resource, wetland conservation and restoration, river water management on the models of Three Gorges Dam canal system, utilizing of wetland resources by planting eucalyptus trees for local market wood demands, and wetland environmental education and public participation, development of forest industry and trade in wood products, including enhancing the trade of sustainable non-timber forest products, research and education in the science of forestry.
The MoU finalized mutual consent of the State Forestry Administration of the People's Republic of China to expand cooperation with Pakistan in the fields of experience sharing in forest policy, transfer of technology and exchanges on climate change mitigation and adaptation through preservation of forest resource, wetland conservation and restoration, river water management on the models of Three Gorges Dam canal system, utilizing of wetland resources by planting eucalyptus trees for local market wood demands, and wetland environmental education and public participation, development of forest industry and trade in wood products, including enhancing the trade of sustainable non-timber forest products, research and education in the science of forestry.
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