Saturday, October 9, 2021

China Builds World's Largest Dam - 10-Year Engineering Project 中国建造世界上最大的大坝——为期10年的工程项目

"Quantum Tech HD" Channel on Youtube shows that from Mesopotamia to our days, dam construction has evolved a lot. They started as barriers to stop or restrict the flow of surface water or underground streams. Now, hydropower is used in conjunction with dams to generate electricity, and they reach sixes never seen before. See the construction of Baihetan Dam, one of the largest dams in the world. Check out this review of the construction of Baihetan Dam and let us know what you think!

Enjoy this review of the  Baihetan Dam!

Mesopotamia (Ancient Greek: Μεσοποταμία Mesopotamíā; Arabic: بِلَاد ٱلرَّافِدَيْن‎ Bilād ar-Rāfidayn; Classical Syriac: ܐܪܡ ܢܗܪ̈ܝܢ‎, Ārām-Nahrīn or ܒܝܬ ܢܗܪ̈ܝܢ, Bēṯ Nahrīn) is a historical region of Western Asia situated within the Tigris-Euphrates river system, in the northern part of the Fertile Crescent. It currently occupies the area of present-day Iraq, and parts of Iran, Kuwait, Syria, and Turkey. The Sumerians and Akkadians (including Assyrians and Babylonians) dominated Mesopotamia from the beginning of human written history (c. 3100 BC).

The Baihetan Dam (simplified Chinese: 白鹤滩大坝; traditional Chinese: 白鶴灘大壩; pinyin: Báihètān Dàbà) is a large hydroelectric dam on the Jinsha River, an upper stretch of the Yangtze River in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, in the southwest of China. The dam is a 277 m tall double-curvature arch dam with a crest high elevation of 827 m, and a width of 72 m at the base and 13 m at the crest. It is really considered the last large hydropower project in China to be completed since a series of projects starting with the Three Gorges Dam, the third largest dam in China and the fourth in the world, in terms of dam volume.

dam 坝
construction 建造
evolve 发展
barrier 障碍
water 水
underground 地下
streams 流
hydropower 水电
electricity 电
Baihetan Dam 白鹤滩大坝
Mesopotamia 美索不达米亚
history 历史
hydroelectric 水力发电
Jinsha River 金沙江
Yangtze River 扬子江
Sichuan 四川
Yunnan 云南
elevation 海拔
Three Gorges Dam 三峡大坝
volume 体积

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