Politics Three Gorges Dam

The Yangtse river flows only through China and ends in Shangai.

I may be wrong, but I believe there are tributaries from the Yangtse flowing all over south east Asia.
 
I may be wrong, but I believe there are tributaries from the Yangtse flowing all over south east Asia.

I´m no expert so I could be wrong also, but the Yang Tse being what it is, it rather collects water into its huge basin than flow out.
 
I´m no expert so I could be wrong also, but the Yang Tse being what it is, it rather collects water into its huge basin than flow out.

I know there were countries like Burma and Thailand who have protested the construction of the dam because of that reason. But if someone more knowledgeable can chime in, that'd be great.
 
I know there were countries like Burma and Thailand who have protested the construction of the dam because of that reason. But if someone more knowledgeable can chime in, that'd be great.
You might be talking bout the Mekong, and they are protesting, but those same countries are choking it.
 
Sounds like the area dodged a bullet yesterday. Storms moved southeast.
 



 
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looks like there is more rain due and it's looking a bit more desperate - at least if it bursts Wuhan will be under 6-8' of water - might hide a few things :oops:
 
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Interesting point about the farmland and crops. One can only quess how much they have got any strategic food reserves left for emergency/disaster situations after covid-19.

Might prove disasterous in the long run, especially in a case when the farmlands are saturated with nasty chemicals swept away by the flooding from some heavy industries and such and adding also the damage to road&rail infrastructure (electricity and fresh water in the cities as well).

And the cleanup might be a nightmare.
 
Interesting point about the farmland and crops. One can only quess how much they have got any strategic food reserves left for emergency/disaster situations after covid-19.

Might prove disasterous in the long run, especially in a case when the farmlands are saturated with nasty chemicals swept away by the flooding from some heavy industries and such and adding also the damage to road&rail infrastructure (electricity and fresh water in the cities as well).

And the cleanup might be a nightmare.

It shows how 3GD has failed at flood control. If the flood gates don't open, the areas upstream will severely flood or the dam collapses. If the flood gates open, it takes the pressure off the dam and areas upstream, but floods severely areas downstream. I think at this point, CCP is just trying to save Wuhan.
 
Interesting point about the farmland and crops. One can only quess how much they have got any strategic food reserves left for emergency/disaster situations after covid-19.

Might prove disasterous in the long run, especially in a case when the farmlands are saturated with nasty chemicals swept away by the flooding from some heavy industries and such and adding also the damage to road&rail infrastructure (electricity and fresh water in the cities as well).

And the cleanup might be a nightmare.
also would be a big dent in their electricity supply as well
 
On the upside, there would be little demand for electricity down stream of the dam.

The colour of your humour:

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Some scary video from a couple of days ago.

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