The Largest Dam In The World
“Three Gorges Dam” on the Yangtze River in Hubei, China launched and started the last 32 generators of construction, thereby running the world’s largest dam. This paper giant, fully commissioned this week, is the largest hydroelectric power project in the world.Building has a length of 2.3 km and a height of over 180 meters. The lake formed behind it stretches a distance of 660 kilometers and covers 1084 square kilometers.
The dam, which came into operation for the first time in 2003 at a cost of 22.5 billion dollars, has a combined generation capacity 22.5 million kilowatts, equivalent to five nuclear reactors. Construction, for which 1.4 million people worked was very criticized by experts worldwide.The dam is designed to reduce the risk of flooding in rainy seasons, but also to store water during periods of drought. Yesterday, flowed 70,000 cubic meters of water / second in the giant tank.