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  1. The three main courses of Yangtze river

  2. Facts about the Yangtze river Length3,964 miles SourceQinghai-Tibet Plateau, China MouthEast China Sea, near Shanghai Flows through Congqing, Yichang, Wuhan, Nanjing and Shanghai The name came fromChinese Chang-jiang, meaning "Long River"

  3. How is the river utilised? • The river has served as a means of transportation for 2,000 years. • Highest transportation takes place in Yangtze river in China. • The river is also used for sight-seeing tours and for private travel. • Agriculture: Rice in the low east, and wheat in the north part of the region • Economic: The Yangtze River is of major economic importance

  4. The largest ever build dam in the world The three gorges dam • The benefits of three gorges dam • Flood Control: It has the flood control capacity of 22.15 billion cubic meters • The Three Gorges Dam Project will protect 23,000,000 mu of farmland (1,533,333 hectares) • It will protect the lives of 15 million people in the down river area of the Changjiang

  5. Power generation:It will generate 84.6 billion kilowatt hours of hydroelectricity. • It will also play an important role in the development of the economy. • Reduction of environmental pollution. • Tourism: It will promote further tourism • It has become the "hottest" tourist and press attraction in recent years.

  6. Challenges posses by Yangtze • Lots of destruction of human settlements takes place • 140 small villages, 1,600 factories and well over 80,000 acres of grow able land will be destroyed by the new reservoir. • There are always environmental problems associated with the construction of dams. • Worldwide, environmentalists predict that the deeper, colder water could result in the extinction of animals. • Such as Chinese Alligator and the River Dolphin