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  1. Zhejiang dam gates open for first time since 1999

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to overflowing the dam. Three of the dam's nine gates opened shortly after 9.30am, releasing some 2,800 cubic metres of water per second into the river system. The authorities estimated it would take 30 to 40 hours to bring the massive reservoir's water level at the dam below the danger mark of 106.5 metres. The largest reservoir in eastern China had been 67 centimetres above ...

  2. Chongqing at risk if dam fills up, expert says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Allowing the Three Gorges Dam to fill to capacity during the flood season could 'endanger' Chongqing, a leading mainland scientist has warned. Record flood surges over the past two days have pushed water levels behind the dam to just under 156 metres- still 19 metres beneath its official maximum level. However, Fan Xiao, a leading geologist who has ...

  3. Netizens score victories over government

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Susan Ramsay This week, mainland netizens scored two victories: the release of Deng Yujiao, 21- accused of murder for stabbing to death an official who she claims sexually harassed her; and stopping a central government initiative to instal censoring software called Green Dam Youth Escort on every computer. New mainland computers will still have the software from July 1, ...

  4. Casualties rise as waters surge

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... authorities were expecting the massive Three Gorges Dam to receive its biggest inflow of water in two years by about 8pm tonight. Upstream on the Yangtze River, the city of Luzhou, Sichuan, ... declining to be named. Authorities at the Three Gorges Dam, located downstream from Chongqing, were bracing for the impact, but there was little that could be done to prepare. Xinhua reported ...

  5. Mainland needs to face landslide threat: geologist

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. Mr E said he worried about dams collapsing, adding a third of the mainland's 8,500 dams could be dangerous after heavy rainfall. '[I'm] most afraid of receiving telephone calls in the middle of the night and I am most worried about dams collapsing,' he said. Mr E said that more than 120 million people had been affected by flooding in 29 regions this year ...

  6. Low Macau areas escape harm

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... government's Ministry of Water Resources delayed releasing floodwaters from the Qianshan Dam on the Xijiang, a tributary of the Pearl River. It had been scheduled to open the floodgates at 10am ...

  7. Thunderstorms, tornado kill 65 in the south

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in the south, where at least seven villagers died in floods and five were missing, Xinhua said. Most of the dams in the province were built in the 1950s and 1960s. Local media said cracks had appeared in some of the old dams. The provincial government ordered local officials to reinforce these dams at once. Nature's fury The mainland may be seeing the onset of the flooding season A tornado ...

  8. Fear of epidemics in flood cleanup

    Posted Sep 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Premier Wen Jiabao to order local authorities to put 'people first' and ensure flood victims were taken care of, the Chongqing Daily reported yesterday. The Three Gorges Dam project had been closed to shipping since Monday- the first time since the massive dam began operation in July, the Chonqging Evening Post reported. The dam surged above the warning levels of 45,000 cubic ...

  9. Workers race to repair power link to Shanghai as snowfalls cause havoc

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Repair staff are working around the clock in a mountainous area of Anhui to restore the electricity line from the Three Gorges Dam to Shanghai, which has been cut by heavy ... to transmit electricity from the Three Gorges Dam to Shanghai, but a complete repair is unlikely before the Lunar New Year because more snow is forecast. Cold weather and heavy snow have struck ...

  10. Areas along Yangtze prepare for floods

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to the provincial flood-control centre. 'There should not be major problems this year because most dams and dykes along the Yangtze have been strengthened,' said an official of the Hubei Flood ... flood-control facilities such as dams- and had been stocking up on supplies such as rescue equipment and relief materials since last month. Summer floods often strike in June and July, bringing severe ...




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