Oh, China! Oh, Water!

Extinguished a dolphin species? Check.

Displaced millions of people? Check.

Flooded archaeological sites? Check, check and check.

This is the story of China’s Three Gorges Dam.

Yallahs River valley
Yallahs River valley, Jamaica (photo credit: Claude Fletcher)

This is also the story of water and how we both manage and mismanage it. From Hetch Hetchy, to the Colorado River, on to the Salton Sea and the Yallahs River, what have we lost and what have we gained?

Now comes this, China’s Three Gorges Dam.

For more on my “River series” see my past posts:

The River Road, Part One

The River Road, Part Two

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