Three Gorges Dam Faces China's Weather Extremes

3 Sep 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China
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— China's largest civil engineering program since the country built the Great Wall has faced its biggest test to date. This summer's extreme downpours and heat, bringing some of the worst floods and drought on record, have seriously tested China's resolve and resources. And amid the widespread deaths and damage, loss of homes and farmland, the country's most high-profile infrastructure project, the Three Gorges Dam, faced its first major test. The Three Gorges Project — which has displaced more than a million people as a reservoir is filled upstream — has been controversial from the start...

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