View Full Version : 3 gorges dam on discovery channel

tony hipchest
04-23-2006, 06:47 PM
this damn in china, started around 2000 and estimated to be completed in 2009 will block the 3rd longest river in the world. it will displace over a million people, and swallow hundereds of towns and make a resevoir over 400 miles long. yet it will control floods and supply energy to 1/10 of chinas population. one of the most huge engeneering feats ever and its built right on a fault line. simply amazing

04-23-2006, 07:17 PM
50 years from now our children and grandchildren will be watching them build it on discovery channel

tony hipchest
04-23-2006, 07:21 PM
its a 25 billion dollar project. the concrete tunnels to hold the turbines is half a mile long. the 30 + turbines cost 150 mil. apiece. it is pretty much the largest of anything attempted!

this thing looks like 100 hoover dams put together.


04-23-2006, 07:27 PM
That is just nuts, if it doesnt work, they are totally screwed!

tony hipchest
04-23-2006, 07:44 PM
That is just nuts, if it doesnt work, they are totally screwed!

the lake created by this dam will cover over 36,000 square miles

04-23-2006, 09:09 PM
Yo I was watchin it tonite and two major cities are also gonna be underwater. Also they have to build a "sunken" island around this one temple thing. It is amazin just that the chinese gov't can just displace that many people and areas and just tell them to leave. That would never work here people would riot. The lake they say could even change the axis of the earth and affect the climate. It's crazy. Peace.


Edit: Also the silt system they have to get rid of build up is nuts. If they damn blows it will kill millions.

04-24-2006, 05:03 AM
The best thing about this dam is that it's in China.

Damn that dam is huge! I watched a little of the same show last night too.