Flood alert at Three Gorges Dam – Asia Times

A flood alert has been raised near China’s famous Three Gorges Dam after the country suffered its heaviest rainfall in 70 years. Torrential rain has been causing chaos throughout the country’s southwest this month, with many rivers overflowing and mass evacuations.

This is reportedly the largest flooding since 1949 and a serious challenge for the world’s largest dam. It has affected more than 85 million people and led to the collapse of at least 7,300 homes, with damage put at 20.7 billion yuan (about US$3 billion) so far.

Flood alert at Three Gorges Dam – Asia Times