Farewell to the Yangtze Three Gorges" has been there in ads for
almost 20 years. Now the "wolf" could come finally. Now
Yangtze three gorges reservoir would storage this year. Does the rising
river make Three Gorges scenery disappear? So this worry rise another
The writer found
out form some experts and government departments that farewell to
Three Gorges is quick early. According to director Peng Decheng,
Planning Department of Natipnal Tourism Bureau said, in the future
three gores travel.
Three Gorges are wonderful as usual
There are three
stages of storage of Three Gorges Dam. Now the dam storage arise
altitude 135 meters. Shipping would keep this water level until
2007. on 2007, the water level in Three Gorges Reservoir would rise
altitude 156 meters. This construction would be finished until 2009.
so experts foresaid even the water level rise to altitude 175 meters,
you won¡¯t say goodbye to the Three Gorges.
is the biggest river in China and the longest river in the world.
World famous the Three Gorges is located the east of Sichan Basin.
The Three Gorges on the Yangtze River, from Kuimen in Fengjie County,
Chongqing, to Nanjin Pass in Yichang, Hebei Provice, consist of
the Qutang Gorges in the west, the Wuxia Gorges in the middle and
the Xiling Gorges in the east, extending 193 kilometers. The features
of the Three Gorges are grand, particularity, steepness and beautifulness.
After storage, all these features would be keep. For instance, there
are altitule 1000 meters to 1500 meters high of the grand Wuxia
Gorges. After reservoir storage, the water level only rises 30 to
80 meters. The famous Goddess peak still exists without change.
The water only reaches its foot of mountain.
" The Comprehensive Utilization Planning of the Yangtze Basin"
approved by the State Council, the Three Gorges Project is the key
backbone project for rehabilitation and development of the Yangtze
River. The main tasks of TGP are: regulating the floods from the
upstream reaches in Sichuan Province to control the floods or relief
the flood damage in middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze, especially
in the Jinjiang reaches; developing the hydro-power resources in
the Three Gorges reach to provide the central China, east China
and the east Sichuan Province (now the city of Chongqing, the same
as below) with huge amount of the electricity; improving the navigation
condition of the reaches between Chongqing and Yichang.
May to October
every year of the flood season, the water in Three Gorges Reservior
would drop from 175 to 145 meters. It¡¯s the gold travel seasons.
The peaks look higher. So tourist could receipt three gorges like
The new Three
Gorges would be more attractive
worried the 600-kilometer (370 mile) long reservoir would inundate
some 1,300 archeological sites, destroy the legendary beauty of
the Three Gorges and thereby substantially reduce the tourism revenue.
Dam defenders said, however, that many cultural and historical relics
are being moved to higher ground and that the rise in the water
level would not affect the scenery as much as the critics claimed.
2002 when the canal of conducting water has been dammed to April
l0th when the temporary ship lock stop using, the water flows through
the bottom of the canal and the cruise ships go through the temporary
ship lock. The upper reaches of the river begins to conserve water
from 70 meters to 135 meters, since it is the off -season for tourism
in the year there is no effect on the cruise. Until the June in
2003, the permanent ship lock will be full of water and be used
as the navigation road. The region of the Three Gorges Dam Project
will cut the navigation road during two months of that time. At
that period the cruise ships will berth at the Maoping Harbor or
the Peace Brook that are in the upper reaches of the Dam. In the
"Time of Transform", tourists mainly rely on the highway
of the Three Gorges Dam project that is for a special purpose to
transfer them in front of the Dam. At this time the channel of the
Three Gorges Region will be controlled by the Department of Transportation
that is in charge of the live direction for the shipping in the
Three Gorges project. To guarantee the boats coming from the upper
reaches of the Yangtze River have their priority and regularly shipping
course, the department has adopted various measures such as correcting
the rapids, accelerating the pushing power and other methods.
After the forming
of the Dam Region there is a permanent third rank ship lock. Calculating
according to the time that the boats take for going through the
Gezhou Dam recently, it will take 2 hours or so to do it in the
future, and there is no need for the united transportations by boats
and buses in the regular condition. When water level raises to 135
meters in front of the dam, the channel has been broadened, the
sight of the curves has been more obvious, the speed of the water
have been reduced and the conditions of the dangerous shoals have
been changed a lot. Now at the end of the Dam, 24 controlling regions
of the river will be decreased to three, and the signal platform
will be decreased to seven, as a result the rate of the boats waiting
for the entrance has been diminished and it has gone forever that
all the boats must stop at Wan County for a night. A signal boat
upstream will accelerate by 4km / hour; and will slow down by 2
km / hour if downstream. So the forming of the Dam Region plays
a very positive role to the speed of the boats and the sailing time
of the current schedule.
whole visiting the tourists will enjoy their tour because of the
convenient transportation united by the water and highway and will
not only visit the splendid scenery of the Yangtze River as it used
to be, but also see its future appearance when the Dam Region has
been built up. During this period of time the attractive point of
the tour along the Three Gorges are as follows: the primeval scenery
of the Three Gorges, the recent changes of the original sceneries,
the new villages for the immigrants from the Dam Region and the
conservation for the historical relics. "Trace back to the
water flowing from the high Mountain and taste the changes of the
Three Gorges of the Three Gorges ", that is to say visiting
the Three Gorges will give you a brand -new experience and enlighten
your immeasurable imaginative space.
are many historical sites submerged under water, the structure of
the natural spots such as "No change of the Goddess",
"magnificent Qutang Gorge, peaceful Wu Gorge, beautiful Xiling
Gorge " Will not change .The tourists will be so enchanted
by the splendid scenery of the Three Gorges Dam, such as Shenlong
Brook in Badong, Fengjie, Wu Brook and the golden triangle in Mt.
Wu Tour Region. What's more, the high Mountain Grassland of Red
pool Dam in The deep Dangning River, Shuangxi Valley and Xiaping
Valley, Furong River in Fuling and Furong valley, Tianhang and Difeng
in Fengjie will show their new appearances before the visitors.
According to the experts forecasting there will be 37 Gorges and
drifting current, 15 valleys, 11 lakes and 14 islands after the
water conservancy in the Three Gorges Reservoir. The water will
go to the waist of the Mt. Baidisan, so the Bidi city and the Shibao
village will turn into Baidi Island and Shibao Island in the Lake
of Baidi and Shibao. The Ghost Town Fengdu will become a semi-island
in the water from three directions and there will be a grand dike
with the width of 25 meters and the height of 30 meters at the foot
of the Mt. Mingshan. The feature of the mini three Gorges will be
obviously seen by tourists after the water level rose. Moreover
the tourists will see more scenic spots inside the mini -Three Gorges
all year long. In the future the size of the cruise ship will be
much larger than now; therefore the ship will be more comfortable
and smooth for tourists to enjoy themselves. At that time the center
part of the tourism along the Yangtze River will have some changes
tines. Maybe tourists will not worry about the good and bad aspects
upstream and downstream, and cruise companies will not apply two
prices for it. The golden tour region centered by the Three Gorges
Dam will become a splendid and beautiful pearl in the Yangtze River
of the Three Gorges Dam has nothing to do with the scenery along
this region and builds up the new splendid and beautiful scenery
for people to visit .The natural gallery with handsome mountains
and beautiful peaks, peaceful gorges, magnificent cliffs and the
colorful picture scroll with high gorges, and mild lakes, green
waves and fresh plants make the famous Three Gorges tour show its
attractive appearance to the tourists all over the world forever
and more charming as the time goes by. We have seen the scenery
along the Three Gorges today as beautiful as a picture and we will
see a much more beautiful picture in the Three Gorges Region after
the Dam has been built up in the future.
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