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The Negative Impact of the Three Gorges Dam on Its Area and the Middle and Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River after Its Construction

Kunyue Zhang * 1
1 China University of Geoscience

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Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences, Vol. 30, 42-47
Published 10 November 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Kunyue Zhang. The Negative Impact of the Three Gorges Dam on Its Area and the Middle and Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River after Its Construction. AEMPS (2023) Vol. 30: 42-47. DOI: 10.54254/2754-1169/30/20231419.

Abstract

The Three Gorges Dam (TGD) is one of the largest construction projects all over the world. The construction of TGD causes significant and far-reaching consequences on the Yangtze River basin (YTR basin). It has brought numerous benefits, particularly with regard to the flood control, the development of hydroelectric power, the shipping industry, and tourism. Yet, it has also resulted in environmental destruction and geological catastrophes. This research investigates the detrimental effects of the TGD on the ecological environment as well as geological disasters through a review of relevant literatures. In general, the positive aspects of the TGD far outweigh its drawbacks, particularly as a consequence of the establishment of monitoring stations and the restoration of the ecologically degraded areas.

Keywords

Three Gorges Dam, ecological environment, geological disasters, Middle and Lower Yangtze River

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Economic Management and Green Development
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-081-3
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-082-0
Published Date
10 November 2023
Series
Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences
ISSN (Print)
2754-1169
ISSN (Online)
2754-1177
DOI
10.54254/2754-1169/30/20231419
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© 2023 The Author(s)
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