February 28, 2024

China Dam can affect the Earth’s rotation

a dam of the Three Gorges, a large hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River in China, can significantly affect the Earth’s rotation. This should make the days longer, according to scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Three Gorges Dam in China
Three Gorges Dam | Photo: Playback / Wikimedia

When the plant is fully operational, its reservoir can hold 42 billion tons of water. Its level can reach 90 metres. This increases the weight of the dam, which may affect the movement of the dam. Land.


According to NASA scientists, this increase could slow the Earth’s rotation and increase the length of days by 0.06 microseconds.

The Three Gorges Dam is located in China

Three Gorges Dam in China
Three Gorges Dam | Photo: Playback / Wikimedia

The steel and concrete dam was designed by Sun Yat – Sunin 1919. The project was completed only in 2012.

Three Gorges has been the largest power station in the world since 2012, in terms of total capacity (22,500 MW). In addition to producing electricity, the dam increases the transportation capacity of the country The Yangtze River reduces the risk of flooding.

A video posted on Twitter shows the dam’s navigation channel. paying off:

Read more: “The Politics of Irrationality in China,” article by Jeffrey Tucker published in Oeste Magazine Issue 116

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