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Three Gorges Dam

Where is the Three Gorges Dam?

Yichang on the River Yangtze, China

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Three Gorges Dam

How much did it reduce the risk of flooding?

From a 1-in-10 year event to a 1-in-100 year event.

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How many people did it benefit (living in high risk flooding areas)

15 million people

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How much land was protected from flooding?

25,000ha of farmland

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Three Gorges Dam

What is the dam having a positive impact on?

Flood control Navigation Power generation

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Three Gorges Dam

How much silt did the river carry and what is the issue?

Over 500 million tonnes of silt every year. Up to 50% of this is deposited behind dam, which could quickly reduce reservoir storage capacity.

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Three Gorges Dam

Why is the water becoming heavily polluted?

Because of shipping and waste discharge from cities

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Three Gorges Dam

How does Chongqing contribute to pollution?

Chongqing pumps in over 1 billion tonnes of untreated waste per year

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Three Gorges Dam

What else is being released into the water?

Toxic substances from factories, mines and waste tips submerged by reservoir are being released into water.

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Three Gorges Dam

How many people were displaced?

1.4 million people to make way for dam, reservoir and power station

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Three Gorges Dam

What were displaced people promised?

compensation for their losses, plus new homes and jobs

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Three Gorges Dam

What is the issue with compensation?

Many have not yet received it. Newspaper articles in China admitted that so far over $30 million set aside has been taken by corrupt local officials.

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Three Gorges Dam

Yichang on the River Yangtze, China

Where is the Three Gorges Dam?

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Three Gorges Dam

From a 1-in-10 year event to a 1-in-100 year event.

How much did it reduce the risk of flooding?

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15 million people

How many people did it benefit (living in high risk flooding areas)

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Three Gorges Dam

25,000ha of farmland

How much land was protected from flooding?

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Three Gorges Dam

Flood control Navigation Power generation

What is the dam having a positive impact on?

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Three Gorges Dam

Over 500 million tonnes of silt every year. Up to 50% of this is deposited behind dam, which could quickly reduce reservoir storage capacity.

How much silt did the river carry and what is the issue?

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Three Gorges Dam

Because of shipping and waste discharge from cities

Why is the water becoming heavily polluted?

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Three Gorges Dam

Chongqing pumps in over 1 billion tonnes of untreated waste per year

How does Chongqing contribute to pollution?

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Three Gorges Dam

Toxic substances from factories, mines and waste tips submerged by reservoir are being released into water.

What else is being released into the water?

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1.4 million people to make way for dam, reservoir and power station

How many people were displaced?

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Three Gorges Dam

compensation for their losses, plus new homes and jobs

What were displaced people promised?

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Three Gorges Dam

Many have not yet received it. Newspaper articles in China admitted that so far over $30 million set aside has been taken by corrupt local officials.

What is the issue with compensation?