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Wuhan-3 Gorges Dam
sheet on Wuhan - provided by the cruise tour company.
Wuhan was the last stop of our Yangtze River trip. This
is the place where the huge Three Gorges Dam is being built. We
visited the museum with models of the finished dam, then had a bus
tour of the site. The most impressive was the ship locks being
built through solid rock.
Dam information: Location is in Sandouping Village, Xiling
Gorge, Yichang, Hubei Province.
Composed of: Central spillway (flood-discharging and
silt-discharging gates), 2 power plants, 2 five-step ship locks and a
Statistics: Height of 185 meters, Length of 1983 meters,
Level of 175 meters above sea level, Submerged land is 632 sq. km.,
including 13 cities, 140 towns, 1352 villages, 657 factories, and
30,000 hectacres of cultivated land.
Relocated population is 1.3 million people. Dam construction
started in 1997 and is to be completed in 2009.
We stayed at the Jianghan Hotel, which was designed and built by a
French Jew at the end of Qing Dynasty. It was awarded the most
protected architecture in Wuhan. Many world leaders have stayed
at this hotel.
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