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the Three Gorges Dam is now running at all of its 32 generators.
It happens at the same time that the river is at its highest, writes the local media.
the Project, which began in 1993, has cost about 300 billion dollars. But now generates the dam also 22.500 megawatts - or the equivalent of 15 nuclear reactors.
the Dam is located the Hubei province in China, and the water comes from the Yangtze river, which right now runs a 70,000 cubic meters through in the second.
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China has recently been suffering severe floods, in which around 100 people have lost their lives. But the new dam will ensure that the 26,000 cubic meters of water is being detained in the second.
the dam can retain so much water, has been created a reservoir 600 kilometers. Why have 1.4 million people had to find a new place to live.
It has also led to the dam has been criticized from several sides, because the basic would change The Gorge-the region's geology, uproot people, poison water supplies and change the Yangtzes watersheds.
Now is the Three Gorges Dam, however, a reality, and the boss behind the construction is a proud lord.
- The full operation of the generators makes the Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest hydropower project and largest base of clean energy, said Zhang Cheng, general manager of Yangtze Power.