Friday, October 3, 2014

Big dam project

When traveling up the twisting Yangtze River you eventually encounter the Three Gorges Dam. This means the water level rises over 500 feet from one side of the dam to the other, requiring a multi-step lock system of five levels. The process requires about four hours to complete.

We entered the first lock at the end of the day so most of the process happened under cover of night.

1 comment:

  1. That first shot provides a dramatic overview of this area. One gets a scale of this huge engineering project.