(July 30, 2013) Fan Xiao, a Chinese geologist and chief engineer of the Regional Geological Survey Team of the Sichuan Geology and Mineral Bureau, says analysis of the recent landslide in Yunnan Province indicates that impoundment of the nearby Xiluodu Dam reservoir most likely caused the event and that more can be expected when the reservoir is filled again. Sharply rising or rapidly falling reservoir water levels pose a threat to geological stability, he says, and can trigger disaster.
(November 27, 2006) Construction began Sunday on a hydropower project in Southwest China which will have a third of the capacity of the Three Gorges Project when completed in nine years.
(March 21, 2006) Information on just a few of the scores of dams planned for the Yangtze and Jinsha (as the upper Yangtze is called).
(May 30, 2003) As the huge reservoir behind China’s controversial Three Gorges dam begins to fill up this weekend, an urgent rescue operation is being launched further upstream to save the dam from being choked by silt.
(May 9, 2003) The Three Gorges Corp. is planning to build four more dams in the Yangtze Valley to help absorb the huge labour force that was assembled for Three Gorges and will soon be idle, a Chinese newspaper says.
(December 5, 2002) China’s newest power giant, created with much fanfare in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People in September, aims to finance not only the completion of the Three Gorges project on the Yangtze River but also the construction of many more huge dams upstream, a respected Chinese publication reports.
(September 11, 2002) Even before all the generators at the Three Gorges dam come into operation, Chinese planners are furiously mapping out numerous dams along some of the biggest rivers in the southwestern part of the country.
(January 30, 2001) Power projects with a total installed capacity of 45,874 MW were approved between August and December last year, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) revealed, and almost half of it was hydropower.