Taming the river dragon: The Three Gorges Dam – Part 1 of 2

Three Gorges (© Flickr/Kyle Taylor)

In this two part series, Jane Murphy looks at the impact of the biggest hydro-electric project on Earth: the massive Three Gorges Dam being constructed on China’s longest river, the Yangtze. Part One looks at how the dam will affect the rich heritage of the Three Gorges area, considered one of China’s national treasures. 

Producer: Jane Murphy

Broadcast: April 23, 1999