on the Yangtze river in China would be the world’s largest dam when it is completed in 2009. The cost of the dam is likely to be $30 billion, making it the world’s largest civil engineering project also.
The Three Gonges Dam will be 1.3 miles wide and 610 feet tall, and the resulting lake will be over 400 miles long, stretching from Yichang to Chongging. The dam will have 26 generators production over 18,00 megawatts of power. Presentably, the world’s largest dam, the Itaipu on the border of Brazil and Paraguay, includes the world’s largest hydro-electric power plant, production 12,600 megawatts of power.