A worker is seen near the Three Gorges Dam in central China's Hubei Province on Friday. Photo: Xinhua A worker is seen near the Three Gorges Dam in central China's Hubei Province on Friday. Photo: Xinhua
A worker is seen near the Three Gorges Dam in central China's Hubei Province on Friday. Photo: Xinhua
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Effective flood mitigation is more than one dam, as Yangtze River deluge shows

  • The extensive flooding along the Yangtze River has been the first major test of the huge Three Gorges Dam. But as the floods have shown, it alone cannot be the solution. The building of smaller dams or canals strategically placed upstream would be just as important, if not more so

A worker is seen near the Three Gorges Dam in central China's Hubei Province on Friday. Photo: Xinhua A worker is seen near the Three Gorges Dam in central China's Hubei Province on Friday. Photo: Xinhua
A worker is seen near the Three Gorges Dam in central China's Hubei Province on Friday. Photo: Xinhua
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