What is the biggest reason why China constructed the dam across the Yangtze (Chang), the 3rd longest river in the world?
Tocontrol flooding because its been a raging river killing people for decades
What is the 3rd longest river in the world?
The Yangtze (Chang)
Another name for the Yangtze.
What is the second biggest reason why China contructed the dam?
To produce a lot of electricity through hydroelectric generators. (World's beiggest power plant.)
How many workers contributed in the construction of the 3 Gorges Dam?
What was the estimated cost of the 3 gorges Dam?
$28 billion (14 space shuttles)
What are the physical dimensions of the 3 gorges dam?
1.3 miles across.
610 feet high.
2x as long and 2x as big as the golden gate bridge.
How many miles downstrean from the dam is Shanghai, China;s largest city located at the mouth of the Yangtze?
1,200 miles away.
How largeis the new reservoir behind the dam?
500 ft high and 400 miles long
Why was the 3 gorges dam project controversial?
3 gordes culture areas are now under water and the habitat of the Chinese alligator and the Chinese dolphin were destroyed and it was built on a major earthquake zone so if there was an earthquake there would be major sedtruction and 2 million people were forcingly displaced and not helped to move much. (They made a few apartments but basically just told them to move.)