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Three Gorges faces new flood peak

08-23-2010 14:14 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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The Three Gorges section of the Yangtze River will experience another high water peak on Tuesday, with the flow predicted to surpass 50-thousand cubic meters per second.

Heavy downpours swelled the Minjiang, Tuojiang and Jialing rivers, pushing the water level in the upper reaches of the Yangtse River very high on Saturday. Water entering Three Gorges Dam reservoir reached a record-high 30-thousand cubic meters per second on Sunday.

Currently, the water level is around 148 meters, three meters higher than the limit during flood season. Local authorities say the Three Gorges's priority is to control water flows and prevent flooding. It will take advantage of the present heavy flow to increase the reservoir level to 175-meters this year.

The Three Gorges section of the Yangtze River will experience another high water peak on Tuesday, with the flow predicted to surpass 50-thousand cubic meters per second. 
The Three Gorges section of the Yangtze River will experience another high water 
peak on Tuesday, with the flow predicted to surpass 50-thousand cubic meters per 

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