Three Gorges Dam Causing Erosion and Landslides on Yangtze

8 Oct 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

- Environmental experts are continuing to express concern about the ecological effects of the Three Gorges Dam, as the huge weight of water behind the dam has started to erode the Yangtze River's bank in many places. This in turn has caused high variability in the water levels and led to a series of landslides. "The shore of the reservoir had collapsed in 91 places and a total of 36 kilometres of shoreline had caved in," said Tan Qiwei, vice-mayor of the city of Chongqing in Sichuan Province. Huang Xuebin of the Headquarters for Prevention & Control of Geological Disasters, said the dam's reservoir has produced waves as high as 50 meters...

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