China's water problems

China's water problems - China's water issues are almost at...

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China’s water issues are almost at opposite ends of the water management spectrum. The first is the water scarcity situation on the north China plain, which has suffered a rapid decline in ground water levels and a drying up of the main rivers and lakes in the region. This area was subject to an intense drought in 1999, and produces as much as 40% of China’s grain. Water scarcity in the north is being addressed through massive water transfer schemes The second issue is flood management in the Yangtze River, the world’s third largest river and host to intense monsoon storms, including the devastating 1998 floods. China’s solution is the giant Three gorges Dam
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The Yellow River
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Xiaolangdi Multipurpose Dam Xiaolangdi Multipurpose Dam Project is located at the exit of last gorge of the middle reach of Yellow River The main objectives of the project are: flood control, ice jam control, siltation control, irrigation, water supply, as well as hydroelectric power
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2008 for the course GS 210 taught by Professor Leavell during the Winter '08 term at Ohio State.

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