Gezhou Dam & Ship Locks
Location of Gezhou Dam
Gezhou Dam is located at the lower end of the Three Gorges in the suburbs of Yichang City, Hubei Province, 38 kilometers away from the Three Gorges Dam. It is adjacent to the Xiling Gorge, and remains the noteworthy tourist site.
Gezhou Dam Fact & Info
Gezhou Dam is 2561 meters across, 70 meters high, and has a depth or water thickness, of 30 meters.
The major components of Gezhou Dam are its power stations and its ship locks and sluices for permitting the passage of ships up and down the Yangtze River.
It has two power stations. One is in the second river and the other in the big river, with 21 generators which produce 2,715 million kilowatt. And its generated energy annually is 14.1 billion degree and it is one of the large hydroelectric stations all over the world. After completion of the Three Gorges Dam, the annual guaranteed output of electricity from the Gezhouba Hydro Power Plant was increased by about 430,000kw.
There are ship locks for the usual variety of tonnage categories, from those for lighter craft to those designed for the passage of heavy ships carrying massive loads.
Gezhou Dam Attraction
When crossing the Gezhou Dam by boarding a giant Yangtze cruise ship, you yourself may experience the wonder created by man with their wisdom and will be delighted to see that in very short time, the giant ship is raised several dozen meters high through the water level readjustment equipment of the dam and with the rise of water level, the giant ship can sail from lower level water into higher level water of the Yangtze River.
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