China to flood nature reserve with latest Yangtze dam

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Barrage des Trois Gorges, Yichang, province de Hubei © LIU JIN / AFP

China’s Three Gorges Corp. on Thursday marked the beginning of construction for a dam that will flood the last free-flowing portion of the middle reaches of the Yangtze, the country’s longest river.

The 30 billion yuan ($4.75 billion) Xiaonanhai dam is decried by environmentalists because it will flood a nature reserve designed to protect about 40 species of river fish.

Reuters

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