Three Gorges Dam, the World's Largest
The Yangtze River was completely blocked on Nov. 6,
2002 at the Three Gorges when the opening in the diversion
canal of the Dam Project was closed. Hence the natural
flow of the mighty river at the Three Gorges is cut.
The Three Gorges Dam will incorporate a Power Station,
to be the largest of its kind in the world, with a total
installed capacity of 18,200 MW, generating 84.7 billion
KWH, or one-ninth of the national total generated power,
The Three Gorges, one of the famous sightseeing attraction
in China, consist of Qutang, Wuxia and Xiling Gorges,
stretch 192 kilometers from Baidicheng (White Emperor
City) in Chongqing in the west, to Yichang in Hubei
Province in the east.