It isn’t just COVID-19 China’s regime needs to worry about. The high likelihood the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei Province located on the Yangtze River collapsing has Chinese citizens and officials very alarmed since river water levels have escalated due to recent torrential rains. Sadly, corruption is a way of life in China and it’s very likely the contractors hired to build the hydroelectric dam may have cut corners while paying off Chinese officials. Now, millions of innocent lives are at stake and, if this dam bursts, it will be a disaster for civilians and for China’s Communist regime. This won’t be just due to flooding, but also since the dam is a major energy provider for the country and the Yangtze River valley is China’s prime agricultural land. Remember, renewables are the future of energy.
Three Gorges Dam hits record levels as flooding continues in China
By Elizabeth Shim, United Press International
Aug. 20 (UPI) — Fear is growing again in China the Three Gorges Dam could be breached as rivers across the country continue to overflow and rise to record levels.
About 260,000 residents in the southwestern city of Chongqing have been evacuated, and thousands of shops in the city were submerged underwater by Thursday, state-owned Beijing News reported.
The dam, which was built in 2003 and spans the Yangtze River in Hubei province, is expected to receive a record 76,000 cubic meters of water per second as heavy downpours continue in the region, according to the report.
Chinese authorities have said 10 of the dam’s floodgates were opened on Wednesday, discharging 48,000 cubic meters of water per second.
Water levels along the Yangtze River near Chongqing, upstream of the dam, reached new levels not seen since 1981, The Guardian reported Thursday.
Hongyadong, a city landmark, was partly submerged underwater. The 11-story wooden building includes popular bars, cafes and restaurants. Shopkeepers on the first and second floors were evacuated, according to Chinese state media. Other store owners were instructed to move their merchandise to higher floors of historical buildings, the South China Morning Post reported.
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