CHINA: Flood No. 3 forms on the Yangtze River; Three Gorges Dam Failure Simulation | China flood

CHINA: Flood No. 3 forms on the Yangtze River; Three Gorges Dam Failure Simulation | China flood

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In the coming week from July 26-28, the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River basin will have heavy torrential rainfall; From July 29 to August 1, there is moderate to heavy rainfall in the western upper reaches of the Yangtze River. It is still unknown whether the Three Gorges Dam will be able to withstand another round of flooding. Nevertheless, we hope that the Dam will hold for the safety of the people downstream. 

Just before the No. 3 flood, on July 24, the Three Gorges Dam designer and the academic of the Chinese Academy of Engineering Zheng Shouren, known as the “Father of the Three Gorges Dam” in China, passed away due to illness, while the Three Gorges Dam that he left behind remains a controversial subject.

On July 23rd, a video of “Three Gorges Dam Failure Simulation” was widely circulated on the Internet. The video caused quite a stir in the internet, Anhui province’s first-line flood control personnel told foreign media after watching the video that it was most likely a simulation made by semi-official agencies, the general public can not make such professional projections.

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  • kamtanblog  On July 28, 2020 at 3:52 am

    A dam good reason for not building hydro dams in Guyana to generate electricity.
    Solar/wind/wave power way forward.
    Hundreds of thousands were removed “upriver” to construct dam.
    Now many reside “downriver”.
    Karma

    Kamtan

  • wic  On July 28, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    The Yangtze project is simply too large and there are various views on the Internet (some disputed) saying that when the reservoir was eventually filled, it tipped the earth of it’s original axis which may be contributing to climate change. Turning to Guyana, I seem to recall that through the Colonial Development Corp.(CDC) a development arm of the British Govt., a small hydro electric plant was built to provide power at the B G Consolidated Goldfields operations at Tumatumari in the interior of Guyana. In Canada and many other countries, flowing water is harnessed to provide power and as long as the scale of the project is reasonable there is great benefit as a source of renewable energy and no harm done. Of course, where rivers are shared and dammed by one country restricting the flow of water downstream there are problems and the threat of armed conflict((Egypt/ Sudan at this time) a conflict if not resolved, that may result in blood being shed. All Guyana and other countries need to do is to keep such projects moderate. I visited the Kaieteur Falls as a child and recall the level and flow of water of the Potaro river above the Falls, being recorded daily as part of the British long term study to determine the feasibility of damming the river for a power source. Who knows what became of the study after the country became independent and more “knowledgeable” powers took over? Many of them never visited the Falls and would therefore not have been interested in such research. I say it would be helpful for Guyana – the land of many waters – to seriously look into the harnessing of its water to provide power and eliminate the need for fossil fuel even though it may soon be available cheaply from the oil assuming of course the Venezuelans don’t grab it along with Essequibo.

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