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08/11/1997 Three Gorges

China began to block the main channel of the Yangtze River. It was a preparation for construction of the Three Gorges Dam. The dam body was completed in 2006. Last water turbine was completed in 2012. Three Gorges is the largest power station in the world. Its height is 181 m, installed capacity 22,500 MW.


  • Essentials 

  • History 

  • Composition and dimensions 

  • Economics 

  • Power generation and distribution 

  • Environmental impact 

  • Floods, agriculture, industry 

  • Navigating the dam 

  • Relocation of residents 

  • Other effects 

  • Upstream dams