3 GORGES DAM CASE STUDY GCSE GEOGRAPHY

Anonymous 5 June at Areas downstream will be deprived of fertile sediment. Anonymous 18 April at Although better wages are one of the Chinese government’s promises to those being relocated, they ignore the fact that these people will then have to adapt to new ways of life and new forms of employment. Another major problem is lack of land:

The Yangtze River is the third largest river in the world, earning it its Chinese name, Chang-chiang, which means “long river. It will divert money from other developments. Much of the land used for resettlement is over m above sea level, where the climate is colder and the soil can barely support farming. China will be able to bring 10, ton ocean going vessels all the way inland, km up to the city of Chongqing. Also, the dam has moved thousands, or maybe even millions of people away from their homes and has stolen money that was meant for housing. Due to the remoteness and underdevelopment of the Three Gorges area, little has been done to protect and excavate the roughly cultural relics which the dam reservoir will obliterate.

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It prevents financial loss by floods It creates jobs for the locals It generates a lot of China’s power thanks to its hydro-electric power generators It facilitates shipping and therefore trade as the water levels have risen, meaning that the bottoms of the ships won’t scrape the bottom of the channel. The Chinese government is adamant about the fact that people will be better off in the resettlement.

Another major problem is lack of land: There has been tremendous protest in other parts of the world regarding the construction of the dam.

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Anonymous 5 June at Case Study of a Dam or Reservoir Project: Dis wa5 lyk bare sick fam! Instead, a number of smaller defences should have been made near the towns that were to be protected instead of making one big one. Cam 18 January at Thousands gcae construction jobs were created during the building of the dam.

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Anonymous 13 Gcsw at Evaluation The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China does help the people who live in the many villages, towns and cities near the river and also helps China’s government and economy by harnessing the water and turning it into energy for free, but these generators have a bad effect on the rest of China, causing side effects that stay with them for life. This risk is increased by earthquakes.

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Although better wages cxse one of the Chinese government’s promises to those being relocated, they ignore the fact that these people will then have to adapt to new ways of life and new forms of employment. The dense population which the relocation creates makes it impossible to find even an inch of farmland for these people.

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Geography: the Three Gorges Dam (China)

The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China does help the people who live in the many villages, towns and cities near the river and also helps China’s government and economy by fcse the water and turning it into energy for free, but these generators have a bad effect on the rest of China, causing side effects that stay with them for life. It will divert money from other developments.

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The untreated human and industrial waste will not be washed away downstream, but will stay and pollute the river instead. Many homes, factories and archaeological sites were flooded in the creation of the dam and many species are nearly extinct now.

In total, it shouldn’t have been created as it overall geographyy a bad effect on China.

Acid rain caused by the generators has affected a third of China’s population. Currently, the Yangtze river is a breathtaking collection of cliffs and mountains. Anonymous 22 October at Anonymous 8 January at Anonymous 18 April at Areas downstream will be deprived of fertile sediment.