Tuesday, September 07, 2004

NEWS - Three Gorges dam on flood alert

The BBC is reporting that at least 100 people have died in current heavy rains and the resulting floods in China, described by local officials as the heaviest in years. The dam is of course one of the major threats to the Baiji Dolphin.
China regularly suffers storms and severe flooding in its summer rainy season, and more than 800 people have died due to severe weather this year.

More than 450,000 people have been evacuated and 127,000 homes destroyed or damaged, the China Daily reported.