The Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR) and its associated infrastructure comprise the largest integrated water project built in the history of the world (Gleick, 2010). The Three Gorges Dam is 185 m above sea level at its top, and it stretches 2309.47 m across one of the largest rivers in the world, the Yangtze. The TGR has a maximum storage capacity of 39.3×109  m3 when the water level rises to 175 m. At this designed maximum water level, the reservoir has a maximum depth of 120 m, an upstream extent of 630 km (reaching Chongqing city), and...

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