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Three Gorges Project and Dam – China (7)

Three Gorges Project and Dam - China (7)

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)  

High-velocity flow from an outlet sluice on 20 Oct. 2004 (V = 35 m/s); note the large amount of 'white waters' highlighting strong free-surface aeration.

Author

Hubert Chanson

Date

2004

Copyright

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

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