Three Gorges Dam

After almost two decades of construction and a cost of over USD22 billion, China’s Three Gorges Dam is now running at full capacity for the first time in its infamous history.
A surge in mega-hydropower projects across the world in the coming decade will only be affected marginally by last week's decision to delay building a large dam across the Mekong, Southeast Asia's longest river, Reuters reported Wednesday.
A report released in Beijing Friday said there is no scientific evidence that the Three Gorges Dam has caused change to the climate and is to blame for meteorological disasters in recent years.
Threee Gorges Dam view
August 19, 2011
Water rose to the maximum level at China's Three Gorges Dam on Tuesday, driving electricity output to full capacity at the world's largest hydropower plant for the first time since it began operating two years ago, its operator said.
The operator of China's Three Gorges Dam has defended the controversial project, saying it has a 'sacred mission' to control flooding, generate clean energy and ensure water supply.
Poyang lake drying out
  China's Jiangxi Province plans to build a 2,800-meter dam to protect Poyang Lake, the country's largest freshwater lake, from the impact of the Three Gorges Dam, according to a report in the Oriental Morning Post.
Three Gorges Dam floating garbage
May 19, 2011
The Chinese government has decided to curb environmental deterioration in the Three Gorges Dam region by 2020, according a government statement after a cabinet meeting held Wednesday.