Three Gorges Dam: The Biggest Dam in the World

The Three Gorges Dam is the Biggest Dam and the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world.

 

The total length of dam axis of three gorges dam is 2309 m and the discharge dam is 483 m long. The hydroelectric power station unit 700000 kw × 26 equipments. It has double fresh lock with ship lift. Whether single parts or overall, the dam is the world's largest water conservancy project.

 

The largest hydroelectric power plant in the world: The three gorges hydropower plant total installed 18.2 million kw, with an average annual power generation in 84.7 billion degrees.

 

The Three Gorges Dam Site is 27 miles upstream from Yichang City proper, at Sandouping Town, 38km upstream from the Gezhouba Dam Lock, inside the third of the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River.

 

The Three Gorges Dam Site is planned to be by far the largest hydroelectric project in the world. The Project calls for the construction of a concrete dam, a hydroelectric power plant and a series of locks just below the scenic Three Gorges region. The project is designed to be built in three phases and is scheduled for completion in year 2009.

 

Upon arrival at Sandouping, passengers will take a bus across the Three Gorges Bridge, which leads toward the top of the hill for a birds-eye view of the construction from the observation deck. Visitors will observe the five-step ship lock, the diversion canal, the dam in construction, and the power station. English speaking professional guides will be on hand to provide detailed information on the history of the dam and facts on its construction. In addition, an exhibition room displays a model of the dam, and offers passengers another opportunity to ask questions and learn about the benefits of this amazing project.

 

One of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in the world, the Three Gorges Project will forever change the face of the Yangtze River as we know it today. Possessing comprehensive utilization benefits mainly for flood control, power generation and navigation improvement.

 

It will be a vital important and backbone project in harnessing and developing of the Yangtze River. Measures have been taken to preserve and move the historical and cultural relics found along its banks; however many scenic spots will be adversely affected. The most dramatic section of the river, what we refer to as "the heart of the Yangtze"-the area from the Three Gorges all the way upstream to Chongqing-will eventually be drowned by the completion of the Three Gorges Dam, an integral part of the Three Gorges Project.

Top 3 World's Records of the Three Gorges Dam

Top 1.  The dam with most significant benefit of flood control: The total water storage of the dam is 39,300,000,000 square meters, and the flood control storage is 22,150,000,000 square meters. It could reduce peak discharge 270,000-330,000 square meters which could effectively control food from up stream and protect the 15,000,000 people and 1,500,000 square km farmland at the middle and lower reaches.

Top 2. The largest hydroelectric power plant in the world: The three gorges hydropower plant total installed 18.2 million kw, with an average annual power generation in 84.7 billion degrees.

 

Top 3. The largest dam in the world: The total length of dam axis of three gorges dam is 2309 m and the discharge dam is 483 m long. The hydroelectric power station unit 700000 kw × 26 equipments. It has double fresh lock with ship lift. Whether single parts or overall, the dam is the world's largest water conservancy project.

Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges Dam, the biggest dam in the world, is one of the great projects in the world. If you want to appreciate the project and scenery, we highly recommend the Yangtze cruise tour.

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