Disadvantages Of Dams

Dams are often built in order to control or prevent flooding. However, dams can also cause floods. Dams can fail due to a number of reasons, such as earthquakes, storms, or simply old age. When a dam fails, the water that is held back by the dam can be released suddenly and with great force, … Read more

Three Gorges Dam

A controversial dam construction site in central China, along the Yangtze River. The proposed size of the dam is roughly two kilometers across, and would rise about 185 meters into the air, causing a giant man-made lake. Cost? $24. 5 billion United States dollars, or $191. 1 billion Chinese dollars. Three Gorges dam in central … Read more