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Gezhou Dam

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.

The massive Gezhou Dam, located on the Yangtze River, northwest of Yichang, is the first dam built on the Yangtze River. It is part of the Three Gorges Dam construction project, which is the largest hydroelectric project ever undertaken in China. Gezhou Dam was completed in 1988 and is 2.6 kilometers or 1.6 miles long and 70 meters or 230 feet high. The lake created by the dam is 32 kilometers or 20 miles long and has a total storage capacity of 1.6 billion cubic meters.

A second and larger Three Gorges Dam is under construction 30 kilometers or 19 miles upstream from Yichang. The Xiling Gorge used to be the most treacherous of the Three Gorges, but it is now very gentle with the lake created by the Gezhou Dam. The Three Gorges Dam, in about the middle of the Xiling Gorge.

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