What other geographical questions could we ask?

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What other geographical questions
could we ask?
Three Gorges Dam: a case study
of a water management scheme
LO:
To explain the reason for a water
management scheme and the impact of
this scheme
Case study information
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Where is it located
Why is it needed (a multi-purpose scheme)
What are the advantages of this management scheme
What are the problems of this management scheme
Remember to include case study specific information
(level 2/3 answer)
Extension: categorize impacts into social, economic and
environmental- this will help with an evaluation of
the issues (level 3 answer!)
Location
• The Three Gorges Dam
is a hydroelectric dam
that spans the Yangtze
River in Sandouping,
Hubei province, China.
• It is the largest
hydroelectric plant in
the world. The total
electric generation will
be 22,500 mega watts
Why is the dam needed?
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Economic growth
Flood control
Power generation
Navigation
Tourism
How could the dam be termed a ‘multi purpose
scheme’?
What are the impacts of the dam?
1. Categorize the impacts as negative or
positive
2. Decide if the impacts are a social, economic
or environmental impact.
3. Make a decision- is this a sustainable
scheme- make sure you can explain you
answer
Everything
below the 175metre marker
on the
hillside will be
flooded by the
Three Gorges
reservoir.
Opportunities for tourism have already
increased.
Wanxian district, Chongqing municipality
The whole of the lower section will be flooded by the
Three Gorges reservoir.
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