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2008-10-25 11:35:00

China's farmers and merchants should take advantage of new agricultural and business opportunities that could help mitigate some effects of the annual flooding behind the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, according to an Ohio State University wetland expert. The level of water in the reservoir behind the dam will top off at 575 feet above sea level during the coming winter. The reservoir pool, covering abandoned cities, houses and farm fields formerly populated by an estimated 1.5...

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...

2008-09-15 09:00:28

Three Gorges Project's water level rise plan won't pose flood control harm: experts 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,...

2008-09-14 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,...

2008-09-11 09:00:20

Three Gorges Project to raise water level to 175 meters YICHANG, Sept.10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese authorities announced on Wednesday the Three Gorges Project water level would be raised to 175 meters, 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. The monitored water level was...

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....

2008-09-03 09:00:21

China's 3rd-largest hydropower station to be fully operating this year NANNING, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Longtan hydropower station, China's third-largest, will be fully operating before the end of this year, the proprietor said on Tuesday. The seven sets of generators, with a capacity of 700,000 kw each, will all be put into operation by the end of the year, said Dai Bo, general manager of the Longtan Hydropower Development Company. Five generators have begun operation and two are...

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...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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