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2020-07-18 China-Japan-Koreas
China’s Three Gorges Dam is at severe risk of breaking
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Posted by Fred 2020-07-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10797 views ]  Top

#1 If it does break the closest similar flood will be the Lake Bonneville failure eighteen thousand years ago.
Wikipedia on Lake Bonneville failure

Posted by 3dc 2020-07-18 01:16||   2020-07-18 01:16|| Front Page Top

#2 Quora has been discussing it too.
What would the effects be if the Three Gorges Dam were to collapse?
Posted by 3dc 2020-07-18 01:19||   2020-07-18 01:19|| Front Page Top

#3 Yes, and a link in Quora discuses the severe consequences to the military downstream of the dam during a dam failure.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2020-07-18 01:29||   2020-07-18 01:29|| Front Page Top

#4 These idiots have totally lost the mandate of heaven. Let's see now. Covid, floods, earthquakes, locusts, dogs and cats living in harmony. Oh, and everybody hates them and wants a pound of flesh. What could go wrong?
Posted by Albemarle Gray4543 2020-07-18 04:05||   2020-07-18 04:05|| Front Page Top

#5 Confucius: "Saved guy who love chow
But cannot afford any now
Is man on a mission,
Face fateful decision:
Rice Christian or meet Chairman Mao."
Posted by Black Charlie the Furry3236 2020-07-18 05:02||   2020-07-18 05:02|| Front Page Top

#6 If the Dam breaks, I’m gonna reach Over and wake up old Leroy.
Posted by Phineter Turkeyneck6202 2020-07-18 05:06||   2020-07-18 05:06|| Front Page Top

#7  China warns of stronger flood

38 Million Evacuated so far.
Posted by 3dc 2020-07-18 05:30||   2020-07-18 05:30|| Front Page Top

#8 
Posted by 3dc 2020-07-18 05:46||   2020-07-18 05:46|| Front Page Top

#9 
Posted by 3dc 2020-07-18 05:47||   2020-07-18 05:47|| Front Page Top

#10 
Posted by 3dc 2020-07-18 05:50||   2020-07-18 05:50|| Front Page Top

#11 CGTN livestream
Posted by 3dc 2020-07-18 05:54||   2020-07-18 05:54|| Front Page Top

#12 
Posted by 3dc 2020-07-18 05:58||   2020-07-18 05:58|| Front Page Top

#13 
OPEN YOUR EYES
There is a much much bigger picture here.


IF the dam goes there will be a national famine that will starve likely millions.

Plus if the dam goes the flood will consume a major part of China's Manufacturing areas that produce roughly 60 to 70% of our store goods, consumed medical supplies, medications and etc...

Posted by NN2N 2020-07-18 07:17||   2020-07-18 07:17|| Front Page Top

#14 Did they try plugging it with Uyghurs? /s

Posted by Airandee 2020-07-18 07:18||   2020-07-18 07:18|| Front Page Top

#15 Three Gorges Dam is in the 'mysterious fires' targeting folder..... amirite ?
Posted by Besoeker 2020-07-18 07:51||   2020-07-18 07:51|| Front Page Top

#16 Brought to you by the Halliburton Weather-Modification Division.
Posted by Bobby 2020-07-18 08:13||   2020-07-18 08:13|| Front Page Top

#17  Did they try plugging it with Uyghurs?

Snarky Saturday off to a fine start!
Posted by Raj 2020-07-18 08:26||   2020-07-18 08:26|| Front Page Top

#18 "Phil Swift here, with Flex Paste™. We broke this dam, now watch me seal it with..."
Snark O'The Day
Posted by Frank G 2020-07-18 08:33||   2020-07-18 08:33|| Front Page Top

#19 ^ Snark of the day candidate Frank...outstanding!
Posted by Warthog 2020-07-18 08:39||   2020-07-18 08:39|| Front Page Top

#20 Regarding #13. Will be a real issue for us agreed. Cold Turkey is one way to break an addiction. Quickest yet most painful.

Sadly think of the deep states investment cratering.. /sarc off
Posted by Warthog 2020-07-18 08:41||   2020-07-18 08:41|| Front Page Top

#21 From 2016: Nine Politicians who went from public service [sic] to private equity
Posted by Clem 2020-07-18 08:50||   2020-07-18 08:50|| Front Page Top

#22 Thanks 3dc, definitely doing the work the media can't be bothered to report.
Posted by Cesare 2020-07-18 09:02||   2020-07-18 09:02|| Front Page Top

#23 From the Quora link above:
Three Gorge Dam is a concrete gravity dam. As the result, its structure is self-reinforcing. This means even if top section broke, the bottom part will be intact.

Perhaps, but if you have a 200-year flood upstream, while the reservoir is full, you have a 200-year flood downstream. Not like a 'dam breaking', more like it isn't even there.
Posted by Bobby 2020-07-18 10:19||   2020-07-18 10:19|| Front Page Top

#24 Bad Chinese concrete? Where have I heard that before.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2020-07-18 10:38||   2020-07-18 10:38|| Front Page Top

#25 So maybe fly ash concrete isn’t the best idea?
Posted by Glenmore  2020-07-18 10:49||   2020-07-18 10:49|| Front Page Top

#26 When are we starting the betting pool? I'm good for $5 and gimme July 28th.
Posted by Raj 2020-07-18 10:52||   2020-07-18 10:52|| Front Page Top

#27 ^ I'll take the 23rd. And on that day Ruth Ginsburg dies.
Posted by DarthVader 2020-07-18 12:13||   2020-07-18 12:13|| Front Page Top

#28 Currently active with Clive Cussler Sahara Virus for July; thinking of Volcanic Outbreak for August with an extra chip on Kilimanjaro; perhaps Fuji.

Bookies are suggesting Insect Outbreak.

Jumanji is wild.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-07-18 12:17||   2020-07-18 12:17|| Front Page Top

#29 Halliburton Infrastructure Fail department says "Wadn't us. Maybe Trump's fault..."
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-07-18 14:10||   2020-07-18 14:10|| Front Page Top

#30 Ginsburg will refuse to resign, for any reason, until after the election. For apolitical reasons, of course.
Posted by gorb 2020-07-18 15:29||   2020-07-18 15:29|| Front Page Top

#31 Hold your ears when a few hundred million Chinese all go "ooops".
Posted by DooDahMan 2020-07-18 20:03||   2020-07-18 20:03|| Front Page Top

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