The history of the yangtze river is constituted by numerous river piracies that enabled the river to extend its drainage system two river captures are well recognized: the piracy of the jinsha river (jinshajiang) formerly tributary of the red river at shigu in yunnan province and the three gorges area that linked the upper and the middle yangtze river reaches in hubei province. Using 50 years of hydrologic and bathymetric data, we show that construction of ~ 50,000 dams throughout the yangtze river watershed, particularly the 2003 closing of the three gorges dam (tgd), has resulted in downstream channel erosion and coarsening of bottom sediment, and erosion of the yangtze's subaqueous delta. A worker stands in front of the main dam of the three gorges dam project on the yangtze river in yichang, china's hubei province, august 29, 2002.
The yangtze river the yangtze river (or changjiang in chinese), over 6,300 kilometers long, is the largest and longest river in china, and the third-longest in the world, next only to the nile [. The dam helps to control flooding along the great river, the third largest river in the world it also generates power and allows ships to sail farther into china it towers over 600 feet high and spans a valley of over a mile wide and creates a reservoir nearly 400 miles long. The yangtze river is also called the chang jiang it’s the longest river in asia, and the third longest in the world (behind the nile and the amazon ) the drainage basin of the yangtze covers 20% of china.
Fact #1: the world's biggest dam, called the three gorges dam, is located on the yangtze fact #2: a very popular attraction one might see on the river is the yangtze river dolphin. Even the dam’s ability to regulate the notoriously changeable flow of the 3,900-mile-long yangtze, one of china’s two major rivers, has been called into question. The total number ordered to move in china is an estimated 12 million, including 100+ towns and two large cities that were along the banks of the yangtze river the three gorges dam environmental impacts also include these concerning issues. As the world's largest source of so-called 'clean' hydroelectric power, china's controversial three gorges ddam promised to provide friendly energy to millions built on the yangtze river in the. 17 earthshaking facts about the three gorges dam and china's next even bigger water project although the dam was supposed to control flooding on the yangtze, 2010 is on track to be one of the.
Guests will also take an excursion through the three gorges of the yangtze river, which offer a most exhilarating experience the three gorges are the qutang gorge, wu gorge and the xiling gorge the qutang gorge is the shortest and most spectacular of the three gorges. The three gorges dam, located on the yangtze river in china, is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world it is 13 miles wide, 610 feet high, and has a 410-mile reservoir behind it  fig 1 shows how large the dam is. The three gorges dam (chinese: 长 江 三 峡 大 坝) is a dam in the three gorges region on the yangtze river in sandouping, in the country of china one of the largest dams in the world, it also generates the biggest amount of hydroelectric power (22,250 megawatts ), pushing the massive itaipu dam in brazil from first place to second place. In the hubei province, the river is also called the jing jiang as of 2007, there are two dams built on the yangtze river: three gorges dam and gezhouba dam the three gorges dam is the largest power station in the world by installed capacity, at 225 gw. The yangtze river is third longest river in the world after the nile in africa and amazon of south america and longest river in asia this river is called as chang jiang in chinese which mean long river and this name can be found on many modern maps in english.
The three gorges dam, china’s marvel on the yangtze river, is one of the world’s largest engineering projects—the product of 37 million cubic yards of concrete. Three gorges dam case study the three gorges dam is a hydroelectric dam on the yangtze river, and is the worlds largest power station as well as providing electricity, the dam is also being used to help increase the shipping capacity of the river, as well as reduce the risk of potential floods downstream by acting as a flood storage space. Nearing completion, china's massive three gorges dam is altering the landscape and the lives of people living along the fabled yangtze river countless ancient villages and historic locales will.
The three gorges dam was built across the yangtze river to control the amount of water allowed through this created a massive artificial lake which has become an international tourist attraction the construction of a dam on the yangtze river had been considered since 1919, but the civil war and cultural revolution delayed the project until. Better navigation in waterways upstream of the three gorges dam also seems unlikely due to heavy siltation predicted by chinese river transport authorities the yangtze is the third most silt-laden river in the world 70 percent of its silt would end trapped in the dam's reservoir. It is also called chuan river because most parts flows through sichuan province the river in this section has many shoals and rapids the famous scenic sight three gorges is located here.
An impact analysis applying remote sensing techniques 2 abstract surrounding the yangtze river since the three gorges dam (the dam) began construction in 1994 the the waters of the yangtze have also been polluted by submerged. A map that shows the location of china, the yangtze river and the three gorges dam there is also a google earth zoomable satellite view of the three gorges dam photo analysis worksheet (pdf file. The yangtze river in china is the 5th largest river in the world after an analysis of the annual ﬂow series for the yangtze, this focus on the three gorges dam also. Executive summary situated on a canyon known as the three gorges in hubei, china, yangtze river’s three gorges dam is the world’s largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 mw.