Yangtze River Dam to reach full capacity for the first time

The Yangtze River Three Gorges Dam Project is expected to raise the water level to its maximum target of 175 meters (575 feet) for the first time this week.  Although it has worked at nearly full capacity for the past year, water levels had stopped short of the 175 meter maximum target due to droughts and other factors in the lower reaches. 

More on our visit to the  Three Gorges Dam and crossing of the locks.