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OPINION - Confusing Cause and Effect


Incorporating

Founder : Len Abrams
Water Policy International

 

Return to the Yangtze River

 

THREE GORGES DAM
Facts and figures
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THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT:

THE DOWNSIDE CONSEQUENCES:

THE FUTURE RESERVOIR:

THE ELECTRICITY:

THE SHIPPING:

THE FLOOD CONTROL:

THE RANKINGS OF WORLD'S TEN LARGEST HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS

(in megawatts of installed generating capacity)

  1. Three Gorges, China: 18,200
  2. Itaipu, Brazil and Paraguay: 12,600
  3. Grand Coulee, United States (Washington State), 10,100
  4. Guri, Venezuela, 10,100
  5. Tucuruii, Brazil, 7,500
  6. Sayano-Shushensk, Russia, 6,400
  7. Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 6,100
  8. Corpus-Posadas, Argentina and Paraguay, 6,000
  9. LaGrande 2, Canada, 5,300
  10. Churchill Falls, Canada, 5,200

 


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