Is the three gorges dam sustainable?
Well, there are many reasons as to why the Three Gorges Dam is and is not sustainable.
- Will hold up against floods- protecting precious agricultural land and peoples lives.
- Will protect the Yangtze river from landslides-stops sediment from blocking up the rivers path.
- Will not hold out against typhoons (tornados or hurricanes in America)-they will just rip it up.
- Will not hold out against huge floods-giant floods will go over the top of the dam-letting water through and causing flooding on the land and increase water levels.
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The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the YangtzeRiver in China. An American designer, John L. Savage, surveyed thearea of Hubei and drew up a dam proposal fo…r the Yangtze RiverProject. Deng Xiaoping in 1979, initiated the work on the dam andin 1994, actual construction began.
607 ft (185 m) high and 7,575 ft (2,309 m) long
The dam will produce as much energy as 15 nuclear power stations. This energy is vital to ease China's addiction to coal, which has devastating effects for the entire country…. Acid rain threatens a third of China; respiratory diseases are often fatal. Whilst coal is still used for almost 80% of China's energy supply, millions of lives are endangered. This scheme could replace up to 50 million tons of coal needed to supply the country itself, which means China would be able to export more of the coal it produces.
The Three Gorges Dam was built by constructing the largest concretedam in history. It is at the confluence of three rivers and willeventually flood millions of acres of land, …villages and fields.
It is a HEP (Hydro-Electric Power) dam, which means that there are turbines which are powered by the force of the water coming through pipes in the dam. It was also built so t…here would be more fertile land below the dam for farming, and to create thousands of jobs building it
The sustainiblity of 3 gorges dam in china is 100 to 120 billion.
It Was originally Envisioned By Sun Yat-Sen in The International Development of China In 1919.
The Three Gorges Dams were made of concrete.
three gorges dam is being built in china to prevent future flooding by the Yangtze
because it uses hydroelecticity to create a sustaianble source of energy