China’s Three Gorges Dam faces severe flooding as Yangtze overflows

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China’s Three Gorges Dam is facing record high levels of flooding according to Chinese state media. The Yangtze River, which passes through the dam, has flooded several times this year already amid heavy rains. The waterway’s lower reaches are still recovering from heavy flooding in July that affected a large part of southeastern China.

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The Yangtze or Yangzi is the longest river in Asia, the third-longest in the world and the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country. It rises at Jari Hill in the Tanggula Mountains and flows 6,300 km in a generally easterly direction to the East China Sea.

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