Yang-tse river.

moonman

Registered Senior Member
I just want to make everyone aware that you now have less than 900 days to visit the provinces along the banks of the yang-tze river and the three gorges before they are submersed under hundreds of meters of water.

I'm scraping together money to go next year. I recomend that you also use this little time to explore the beautifull river and the rich culture arround it before it is lost forever. Sad.:(
 
Hi moonman
can you save money for me to go too? ;)

that is sad indeed and beauty will be lost :(
 
Originally posted by wet1
If memory serves me correctly, a dam is to be erected there to produce electrical power.
Brilliant! ….I thought that was the main purposes for building dams. That's OK, you don't watch TV :rolleyes:

The problem in this case, is the damage to history and the struggles that is going to do to the vast region and millions of people are going to get severely affected misplaced, etc. In traditional China a bigger crime as if it did happened in US.
By the way, it going to be the largest Dam in the world and I believe the largest project on hearth in modern history.
;)
 
Is that where the like-named flies get their names from? Aren't they notorious for... something bad? :confused:
 
What flies firefly?? :bugeye:

It will not affect us, except for the price of water
I dont care! I have a little tap in my kitchen which spills water when i turn it. :D Wont affect me mate. I get all my water from my kitchen. :D (and bathroom :rolleyes: )
 
Originally posted by Microzoft
Brilliant! ….I thought that was the main purposes for building dams. That's OK, you don't watch TV :rolleyes:

Ooh, bitchy! But wrong - most dams are built to stabilise water levels - not for hydro-power.

Cheers,

Ron.
 
Originally posted by RDT2
Ooh, bitchy! But wrong - most dams are built to stabilise water levels - not for hydro-power.

Cheers,

Ron.
With all due respects, we could consider byproducts the production or generating of electricity, or as a byproduct to stabilize the water levels. Then again, dams have been in existence from prehistoric time in all forms and in all sizes, and without marginalizing the form of this discussion we can agree that dams also stabilize water levels.

However, my bitching comment, not intended to insult the intelligence of Wet1 stated as “the main purpose”, and not the “Only purpose”.

To not prolong this unnecessarily we could began by establishing if every man-made restriction of water could be considered a dam no matter how small, and then search statistics to find out how many were build without the purpose of taking advantage at producing the cheapest form of electricity.

Perhaps then we could get closer to the statement “most dams are built…”
:m:
 
No offense was taken on my part. I tend to generalise and the statement that Microzoft made was more accurate than the one I provided to the given situtation...
 
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