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The Three Gorges Dam Environmental Concern
plants will be flooded. In January the ctgpc signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nature Conservancy allowing that organization to consult on species protection and river health in the dam area. And he added that the project was achieving its intended aims - to produce clean electricity, to control flooding and to improve shipping along the Yangtze. Meanwhile, at the mouth of the Yangtze residents of Shanghai, China's largest city, are experiencing water shortages. Chinese Academy of Engineering scholar Li Wangping reports on the ctgpc's Web site that the area registered 822 tremors in the seven months after the September 2006 reservoir-level increase. And fighting schistosomiasis requires a more holistic, multi-pronged approachparticularly now that ecosystems in the Three Gorges region have been altered. Banks of the Yangtze are being reinforced to prevent landslides. The effects of the dam's disturbance of whole ecosystems could reverberate for decades. Officials evacuated them to a mountain tunnel where they camped for three months.
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To ward off an outbreak, Davis says, the government would have to prevent the use of night soil as fertilizer, build cement irrigation ditches, and the Catcher in the Rye - Title ensure area villagers access to clean water. This past November, the ground gave out near the entrance to a railway tunnel in Badong County, near a tributary to the Three Gorges reservoir; 4,000 cubic yards (3,050 cubic meters) of earth and rock tumbled onto a highway. Although halting plans at this point would be an admission of government error, the openness following the Chongqing meeting raised the hopes of worried scientists that officials would take action to minimize the project's environmental and public health fallout. Farmers living near the dam's reservoir, which is 660 km (410 miles) long and an average.1 km wide, tell a similar story. According to a survey, the flooded natural scenery includes Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge, Dragon Gate Gorge, Ox Liver and Horse Lung Gorge, Hanging Monk Rock, Bayan Gorge, Guandao Gorge, Water Curtain Cave and Phoenix Spring. They were allocated to Hubei (outside the reservoir area Chongqing (outside the reservoir area Anhui, Hunan, Sichuan, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanghai, Fujian and Guangdong provinces to make a living.