Flooding below China’s Three Gorges raises questions about dam | Taiwan News

On Saturday and Sunday (June 27 and 28), multiple videos posted on social media showed the city of Yichang, which sits just below the Three Gorges Dam, experiencing extensive flooding. Residents were cited on social media as suspecting that the flooding was a result of the massive dam opening its sluice gates to relieve stress on its structure, while ordinary citizens below pay the price. China’s state-run media-mouthpiece China.org reports that the floods have affected 12 million people with 78 people reported dead or missing. An estimated 8,000 homes have been destroyed with 97,000 suffering damage in 13 provinces.

Flooding below China’s Three Gorges raises questions about dam | Taiwan News