China: Three Gorges Dam Is Said to Hurt Areas Downstream

New York Times: A Chinese official says the planners of the Three Gorges Dam failed to properly gauge its effects on lakes and other bodies of water downstream, according to a report on Thursday in Shanghai Daily, an English-language newspaper. As a result, the dam has contributed to lower water levels in two of China's largest freshwater lakes, raising the threat to them during long droughts, the report said. Large areas of central and southern China are suffering from the worst drought in 50 years, and the......

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