In the article at Huffington Post, China Rivers at the Brink of Collapse, Peter Bosshard reported the negative environmental impacts in China that casued by its continuously dam building.
Bosshard pointed out that since the 1950s, China has dammed, straightened, diverted and polluted its rivers in a rapid quest for industrialization. Many of these projects had disastrous environmental, social and economic impacts. The Sanmenxia Dam on the Yellow River for example flooded 660 square kilometers of fertile land and displaced 410,000 people. Yet because it silted up rapidly, the project only generates power at one sixth of its projected capacity.
He quoted the CEF's "Dam Rush" interactive map to show the current dam building situation in southwest China.
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