China’s Three Gorges Dam Tested as Floods Worsen

China’s hydroelectric Three Gorges Dam is being pushed to the limit by new floods ravaging the Yangtze River. Cities like Chongqing have seen record breaking flooding, and a 1,200 year old Buddha statue (the Leshan Giant Buddha) is at risk, as 100,000 people in the area have been forced to evacuate.

PHOTO CREDIT: Three Gorges Dam, downstream side – By gugganij – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,