Water gushes from the Three Gorges reservoir on the Yangtze River in Hubei last week. Photo: Xinhua
Water gushes from the Three Gorges reservoir on the Yangtze River in Hubei last week. Photo: Xinhua

China’s flood defence network put to the test as it braces for more storms

  • Almost 20 million people living along the Yangtze River have been affected since late May, with at least 121 killed or missing
  • Engineer says if severe flooding, torrential rain persist it’s unclear how effective the dams will be

Water gushes from the Three Gorges reservoir on the Yangtze River in Hubei last week. Photo: Xinhua
Water gushes from the Three Gorges reservoir on the Yangtze River in Hubei last week. Photo: Xinhua
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