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Three Gorges Dam braces for largest flood threat

(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2010-07-19 16:05
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Three Gorges Dam braces for largest flood threat

Floodwater rushes through the sluice gates of the Three Gorges Dam in Yichang, central China's Hubei province on July 19, 2010. The reservoir's inflow rose up to 58,000 cubic meters a second at 8:00 am this morning, the highest this year. The Bureau of Hydrology of the Yangtze River Water Conservancy Commission predicts that the most horrible flood to date with the largest water gush at a speed of nearly 70,000 cubic meters a second is being brewed at the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. The China Three Gorges Corporation has stepped up its protective measures by escalating its sluicing to 40,000 cubic meters a second to brace for the largest flood since its operation. [Photo/Xinhua]

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