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Gezhouba Dam
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The Gezhouba Dam site
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Location Yichang, China
Coordinates

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Dam and spillways
Impounds Yangtze River
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Power station
Operator(s) China Yangtze Power
Installed capacity 2,715 MW
Annual generation 14,100 GWh

The Gezhouba Dam or Gezhouba Water Control Project (Chinese: 长江葛洲坝水利枢纽工程 pinyin: chángjiāng gězhōubà shuǐlì shūniǔ gōngchéng) on the Yangtze River is located in the western suburbs of Yichang City in central China's Hubei province. The dam sits a few kilometers upstream from downtown Yichang, just downstream of the fall of the Huangbo River into the Yangtze. Construction started on December 30, 1970 and ended on December 10, 1988. The dam has a total installed electrical capacity of 2,715 MW.[1]

After rushing out of Nanjin Pass (南津关, "South Ford Pass"), the Yangtze River slows down and widens from Script error: No such module "convert". to about Script error: No such module "convert". at the dam site. Two small islands, Gezhouba and Xiba, divided the river into three channels. There the Gezhouba Project was built.

The facility boasts a generating capacity of 2.71 GW along with three ship locks, two power stations that generate 14,100 GWh of electricity annually, the 27 gates of the spillway, and the no flowing Dam on both banks. The dam is Script error: No such module "convert". long with a maximum height of Script error: No such module "convert".. The reservoir has a total volume of Script error: No such module "convert"..

The navigation lock No.2 on the third channel was, when built, among the 100 largest in the world. The lock chamber is Script error: No such module "convert". long and Script error: No such module "convert". wide, with a minimum draft of Script error: No such module "convert". at the sill. It provides passage for 10,000 ton ships.

Gezhouba Dam is one of the dams that is responsible for the extinction of the baiji.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Gezhouba Dam Project". Green Travel. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 

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