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tiggerthetooth
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
Here's a good YouTube video about what's going on in China. This YouTube channel is pretty good with news from China.


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Lima Whiskey
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
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Supposedly 25%+


Sweet Jesus

What are they growing, and what is the harvest season?


Bwmdx
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
Then take into account the amount of crop spoilage due to already heavy rains and flood upstream from the dam. They were likely to be hurting already. Add in downstream flooding due to dam failure and it is likely worse. Then take into account cholera and dysentery from sewage contamination and dead bodies everywhere and this becomes Biblical in scale.


OchoDedos
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
40 million have been evacuated from flooded regions. China's economy was stretched prior to this event. This region is home to many manufacturing operations. Prices on everything made in China are about to increase exponentially. Especially medical and medicines.


LSUGrrrl
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
The best thing that can come out of 2020 is pulling back drug manufacturing from China, along with however much other manufacturing we can move out.


Bwmdx
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
After what China did to Japan, there should be no drugs manufactured there.


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TigerFanatic99
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
So they are only operating about 9 of 15 gates available? That makes me think it's not anywhere near capacity.


Oldestlurkerever
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
If so can BLM plan a protest just a bit downstream?


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tiggerthetooth
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
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So they are only operating about 9 of 15 gates available? That makes me think it's not anywhere near capacity.




Or they know if they open more sluices the vibrations from the outflow will make the dam more susceptible to failure.


Who knows if it's even possible to have all 22 sluices pushing water out at the same time.


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BobBoucher
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
It was on the page before my post. Here it is.

LINK

It’s a little ways in.


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BobBoucher
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
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So they are only operating about 9 of 15 gates available? That makes me think it's not anywhere near capacity.



Or they know if they open more sluices the vibrations from the outflow will make the dam more susceptible to failure.


Who knows if it's even possible to have all 22 sluices pushing water out at the same time.


Or - rising the water level on the downstream side may destabilize the dam. In a video a few pages back, the narrator talks about how high water levels on the down stream side offset the pressure from high water on the upstream side. This cancellation of pressure allows blocks to move.

Apparently the Dam needs water pressure from the upstream side to be much higher than the downstream side.


auggie
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
I doubt the dam was designed to ever have all gates open at once, you would want extra gates, so you can open some while doing maint/repair, on others that are closed.


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Wtxtiger
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
I hope it completely crumbles in a catastrophic failure that cause massive political unrest. If the Chinese communist government is busy fighting their population, they can’t give their full attention to fighting all their neighbors and us. Having a couple of their nuke plants melt down might be enough for the population to overthrow their communist government. If nothing else, having a couple hundred thousand of their million plus man army sick with radiation poisoning can only be seen as a plus. Maybe it would curtail their ship building industry some before their navy completely dwarfs ours.
A dam failure followed by a Chernobyl type incident might cause more corporations to leave China, furthering their decline to hopefully the point of economic collapse.
I wish nothing but the absolute worst for them. They are communist so they deserve it. frick them.


BobBoucher
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If the Chinese communist government is busy fighting their population, they can’t give their full attention to fighting all their neighbors and us.


Au contraire mon amie.

Communists and dictators like Putin, lil Kim, and Jinping create a common enemy to unite a country divided.

This is precisely when they would prefer a distracting dust up with the US.

The CCP will save them from the imperialist USA!!!!

I’d look for a standoff of some sort in the South China Sea if domestic issues get bad.
This post was edited on 8/2 at 6:42 pm


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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
Anything new?


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BoarEd
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
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I hope it completely crumbles in a catastrophic failure that cause massive political unrest. If the Chinese communist government is busy fighting their population, they can’t give their full attention to fighting all their neighbors and us. Having a couple of their nuke plants melt down might be enough for the population to overthrow their communist government. If nothing else, having a couple hundred thousand of their million plus man army sick with radiation poisoning can only be seen as a plus. Maybe it would curtail their ship building industry some before their navy completely dwarfs ours. 
A dam failure followed by a Chernobyl type incident might cause more corporations to leave China, furthering their decline to hopefully the point of economic collapse. 
I wish nothing but the absolute worst for them. They are communist so they deserve it. frick them


I can't help but read this as a scathing indictment against the Chinese people as a whole.


Wtxtiger
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
Hopefully the standoff is India. Maybe we can get lucky and India will nuke the shite out of their naval bases and long range missile bases on the coast.


BigB123
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
It seems more likely they open additional flood gates and let cities downstream take the punishment rather than risk losing the dam.


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Wtxtiger
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re: Is the Three Gorges Dam About to Collapse?
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I can't help but read this as a scathing indictment against the Chinese people as a whole.


Well, if it helps clarify the situation any, I’m hoping for a Chernobyl and a pair of Fukushima’s mixed in with a 300” tall inland tsunami to all hit in a 24 hour period followed by a massive depression, famine and civil war that last 25 years where the two sides trade tactical nuclear strikes.
That help?


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