China’s Three Gorges Dam to experience record flood

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  • China’s giant Three Gorges Dam, built on the Yangtze River, will experience its biggest flood since it started to hold water in 2003. The peak inflow for the world’s largest hydropower station is expected to be a staggering 74,000 cubic meters per second on Thursday. The dam has opened 10 of its gates to discharge water so as to get ready for more floodwater. #flood #ThreeGorgesDam

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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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