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Three Gorges Dam producing max power after heavy rains

(People's Daily Online)

12:02, August 10, 2011

Photo shows the power transmission line of the left-bank power station of the Three Gorges Dam on Aug. 9. (Xinhua/Zheng Jiayu)

All of the 29 generating units in the Three Gorges Dam power station operated at full capacity with a total output of 20 million kilowatts for the first time since they went into operation in order to meet the requirements of the discharge flow rate made by Yangtze River’s Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, said a relevant official from Central China Grid Company Limited.

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