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Three Gorges Project and Dam – China (1)

Three Gorges Project and Dam - China (1)

Description

Three Gorges Project and Dam (Yichang, China, 2002-2007). Concrete gravity dam.  

Length:  2300 m
Height: 181 m.
Powerplant: 32 Francis turbines (700 MW each)  

Overall view of the scale model of the project on 20 Oct. 2004, looking from the right bank; the dam wall is in white.

Author

Hubert Chanson

Date

2004

Copyright

Hubert Chanson, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia

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