August 24, 2009

Relocations Begin in Yangtze River Diversion Project

Beijing's mammoth South-to-North Water Diversion project is reaching a critical point in the Central route. Farmers and villagers - up to 23,000 people - in the area around the huge Danjiangkou Reservoir are being relocated to new townships. The reservoir is the water source for the Central route of the water diversion project that will take Yangtze basin water northward to parched north China. The Eastern route will utilize much of the old Grand Canal built centuries ago by Chinese to facilitate trade and distribution more than water supplies. A Western route that would transfer headwaters of the Yangtze to that of the Yellow is still under exploration. Water may well become one of the most valuable commodities in the future and Beijing's efforts to alter its complex hydrology could have a big impact on China's future....

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