Massive patch of garbage floats in the iconic Three Gorges Dam

By: | Published: July 29, 2016 10:16 PM

With the flood season nearing since early July this year, there has been an immense water influx in the Three Gorges Dam near Yichang in Hubei province located in Central China.

The garbage came from different branches and upstream parts of the river, according to a report. The local environment protection bureau had organised cleaners to ensure cleaner water and safer navigation. (Reuters)The garbage came from different branches and upstream parts of the river, according to a report. The local environment protection bureau had organised cleaners to ensure cleaner water and safer navigation. (Reuters)

With the flood season nearing since early July this year, there has been an immense water influx in the Three Gorges Dam near Yichang in Hubei province located in Central China.

Garbage collectors floating over the river to clear out the massive patch of garbage floating on the surface of the water body. In order to get rid of the floating garbage, these cleaners are working non-stop to remove all the debris that accumulated after the major flooding in the Yangtze River this month.

The garbage came from different branches and upstream parts of the river, according to a report. The local environment protection bureau had organised cleaners to ensure cleaner water and safer navigation.

With poor drainage system and heavy rains, Central China recently faced one of the worst inundation in more tham a decade’s time after the massive Three Gorges Dam failed to avert the tragedy. According to reports, Former premier Li Peng had earlier said that the main purpose of building the dam was flood mitigation for 10,000 years. However, it could not prevent the flooding this time, making it look as an embarrasment for the Communist Party in China.

The death toll had moved up to 160 people and above from the flooding in the Yangtze River in China.

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