NANNING, March 10 (Xinhua) - Dateng throat of the draft water conservation started water storage on Tuesday in the autonomous region of Guangxi, southern China, according to local authorities

A door larger miter than the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in the world, had been installed for the project in May last year

water level in the reservoir rises on the basis of the demand for water supply, ecology and sending the river downstream, according to Guangxi Datengxia Gorge Conservation water Development Co ., Ltd.

water storage will take place in two stages. The first stage is to increase the water level of 44 meters to facilitate navigation and power generation, and the second stage will lift more than 52 meters, with a storage capacity of 1.61 billion cubic meters, according to the company.

Located in the city of Guiping, the project is one of the engineering projects specified in the Five Year Plan of China 13. It is designed for Multiple purposes, including flood control, navigation and power generation

. It will also reduce the salinity of the river during the dry season, which ensures the quality of the water supplied to cities in the Pearl River Delta including Macau. End


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