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2008-10-08 09:00:24

Three Gorges reservoir raises water to target level YICHANG, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The water level in the Three Gorges reservoir reached the designated level of 156 meters on Tuesday after 10 consecutive days of water storage operation, improving navigation conditions on parts of China's longest river. On Tuesday, the water level had risen about 10 meters since Sept. 28 when this year's water storage plan went into operation, said the developer of the massive water conservancy project, the...

2008-09-29 09:00:28

China to raise Three Gorges Project's water level YICHANG, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- China is to begin raising water levels at the Three Gorges Project on Sunday, the developer of the massive water conservancy project announced on Saturday. The trial operation is set to begin at midnight Sunday. The water behind the dam would be raised to an unspecified higher level subject to conditions of the Yangtze River, where the project was built, the China Three Gorges Project Corporation (CTGPC)...

2008-09-27 09:00:17

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China To Raise Three Gorges Project's Water Level"] YICHANG, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) - China is to begin raising water levels at the Three Gorges Project on Sunday, the developer of the massive water conservancy project announced on Saturday. The trial operation is set to begin at midnight Sunday. The water behind the dam would be raised to an unspecified higher level subject to conditions of...

2008-09-14 00:00:14

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) YICHANG, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) - Chinese experts said Friday that although the Yangtze River was still at flood season, the plan to raise the water level of the Three Gorges Project water to 175 meters in mid-September would not pose any flood control harm. No exact date was given for starting to do so, which is still awaiting approval from the State Council, the country's Cabinet. This broader timetable,...

2008-09-10 03:00:11

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) YICHANG, Sept.10 (Xinhua) - Chinese authorities announced on Wednesday the Three Gorges Project water level would be raised to 175 metres, a milestone in its construction, in mid-September. Both the Yangtze River Water Resources Committee, and China Three Gorges Project Corporation (CTGPC), the developer of the massive water control facility on the Yangtze, didn't give an exact date for doing so....

2008-08-19 09:00:35

Silting in Three Gorges Dam less serious than expected, says dam official BEIJING, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The silting problem in China's mega Three Gorges project is much less serious than expected, said a senior dam official here Thursday. The volume of silt carried downriver to the dam area has been one third of that before the reservoir was impounded in 2003, said Cao Guangjing, vice general manager of the China Three Gorges Project Corporation (CTGPC), at a press conference here...

2008-07-06 15:00:15

A new round of heavy rains and flooding in China have left 12 dead and seven missing after similar flooding in June killed 252, government officials say. In downpours recorded since Tuesday, 3 million people have been affected and shipping on the Three Gorges section of the Yangtsze River has been suspended due to high water levels. The torrential rains have disrupted city traffic, delayed flights, and flooded homes and farmlands, reported Xinhua, the state-run Chinese news agency....

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2007-06-12 15:35:00

Some call it the eighth wonder of world. Others say it's the next Great Wall of China. Upon completion in 2009, the Three Gorges Dam along China's Yangtze River will be the world's largest hydroelectric power generator and one of the few man-made structures so enormous that it's actually visible to the naked eye from space. NASA's Landsat satellites have provided detailed, vivid views of the dam since construction began in 1994. The Yangtze River is the third largest river in the world,...


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