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Old January 30th, 2006, 03:06 AM   #61
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3 Gorge Dam

I saw a show on the discovery channel about this project last night. The Dam itself is done. All the concrete I mean. But they are still building the Turbines to create Electicity. When all 32 Massive Turbines are built and in place. This Dam will give China 10% of all it's Electicity. Which will drastically cut back the amount of coal China burns. Which in turn will be a big plus to the environment. Also, the deeper water makes it much easier for ships to bring goods to the Cities.

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Old January 30th, 2006, 01:26 PM   #62
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Those images of the water are impressive!!

Is still under construction?
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Old January 30th, 2006, 04:33 PM   #63
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What cities/towns were built for those who had to be evacuated? Are there any pics about them? I've heard that alltough these new buildings are not architectural jewels, they mostly are better than what they replaced.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 04:50 PM   #64
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Old January 30th, 2006, 05:45 PM   #65
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this damn is amazing. and im glad it is around. This is much better then the alternitive of china building a dozen or more coal power plants, or a few nuclear plants... sure this will have an enviromental impact but it is a hell of alot less then the constant crap that will be coming out if this were coal. or a nuclear with a chance of a melt down, now that would be a disaster for china!
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Old January 30th, 2006, 06:05 PM   #66
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Old January 30th, 2006, 06:35 PM   #67
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Anyway, I wonder if there's anyone in the area that would like to take some pictures for us. I'm so glad they decided to go through with this project. I'm gonna have to see it for myself when I go to China.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 12:41 AM   #68
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I just remembered tbe Beavis and Butthead Do America movie, where, when visiting the hoover dam, the guide says "Any questions?" and Beavis says, "Is this a God dam?"
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Old February 1st, 2006, 01:41 AM   #69
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I saw a show on the discovery channel about this project last night. The Dam itself is done. All the concrete I mean. But they are still building the Turbines to create Electicity. When all 32 Massive Turbines are built and in place. This Dam will give China 10% of all it's Electicity. Which will drastically cut back the amount of coal China burns. Which in turn will be a big plus to the environment. Also, the deeper water makes it much easier for ships to bring goods to the Cities.

I saw it too, it will on air again tomorrow on Discovery.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 06:03 PM   #70
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I saw a show on the discovery channel about this project last night. The Dam itself is done. All the concrete I mean. But they are still building the Turbines to create Electicity. When all 32 Massive Turbines are built and in place. This Dam will give China 10% of all it's Electicity. Which will drastically cut back the amount of coal China burns. Which in turn will be a big plus to the environment. Also, the deeper water makes it much easier for ships to bring goods to the Cities.

i hope so, but unluckly this big dam just can generate 20 million Kw electric power, but last year(2005), chinese power plant can generate 480 million Kw electric. So this great dam just supply 4.2% chinese electricity. Most important, chinese need more 25 million Kw electric power capacity last year. Now, people decide build more nuclear power plant and will expropriate some great beautiful beach, so some people hate the nuclear power.
The most important purpose for this dam is prevent flood.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 08:35 PM   #71
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People love the nuclear stations when compared to coal ones.

God dam indeed. I am surprised at how little power the Three Gorges facility produces, given its size and geographical impact.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 10:34 PM   #72
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Does anyone have good pictures of the dam and the surrounding area? I have a feeling that the dam is in a pretty remote area that isn't close to any big cities. Searching google for pictures yeilds pathetic results.
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 07:40 AM   #73
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the top says 1000 people can die, thats wrong...its over 10 million or 100 mill i believe...i read something about this in school
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 07:47 AM   #74
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People love the nuclear stations when compared to coal ones.

God dam indeed. I am surprised at how little power the Three Gorges facility produces, given its size and geographical impact.

LITTLE??

It produces 20,000MW of electricity...

That's like 10 Nuclear powerplants producing 2,000mw each.
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 10:04 AM   #75
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Does anyone have good pictures of the dam and the surrounding area? I have a feeling that the dam is in a pretty remote area that isn't close to any big cities. Searching google for pictures yeilds pathetic results.
of course not near the city. this great dam is protected by Su-30 fighters, missile base and many soldiers. no ship can approach the dam, they pass the dam from a ship gate behind a hill. there are only 3000 visiters can go to the top of this great dam each day.
here are some photos find in chinese web




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Old April 2nd, 2006, 07:32 PM   #76
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 07:42 PM   #77
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Very impressive!
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 08:21 PM   #78
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Wow, thanks metallinestorm. It's good to know that the dam is well protected because it should be. I think it was a very good idea to build this dam. I hope there aren't too many problems upriver as the water fills in.
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 10:22 AM   #79
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It's such a massive dam indeed.
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Old April 4th, 2006, 03:19 AM   #80
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Some sources report that this is the most expensive project mankind has ever undertaken.
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