Construction of Three Gorges Dam, China

Construction of Three Gorges Dam, China

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Caption: Construction of the Three Gorges Dam. The dam is 2.4 kilometres across and spans the Yangtze River in Sandouping, Yichang, China. Construction of the dam was completed in 2006, for it to become fully operational in 2009. It has a reservoir of over 600 square kilometres in area and an energy production of 85 billion kilowatt hours per year.

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