Is the three gorges dam sustainable?

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Well, there are many reasons as to why the Three Gorges Dam is and is not sustainable.
Sustainable:
  • Will hold up against floods- protecting precious agricultural land and peoples lives.
  • Will protect the Yangtze river from landslides-stops sediment from blocking up the rivers path.

Not sustainable:
  • Will not hold out against typhoons (tornados or hurricanes in America)-they will just rip it up.
  • Will not hold out against huge floods-giant floods will go over the top of the dam-letting water through and causing flooding on the land and increase water levels.
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