13 Facts About the Controversial Massive Chinese Dam That Slowed the Earth’s Rotation

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The Three Gorges Dam is one of the most ambitious and equally controversial projects on the planet.

By  Donovan Alexander, January 28, 2019

13 Facts About the Controversial Massive Chinese Dam That Slowed the Earth's Rotation

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How much do you know about the Three Gorges Dam? You have probably come across dams through your travels, or there may even be a dam near your home town.

SEE ALSO: 12 OF THE WORLD’S MOST FASCINATING DAMS

Dams can be awe-inspiring, human-made feats of engineering, powering the lives of the surrounding communities.

Yet, in the same breath dams are the subject of notable and significant national, regional or international controversy. And, no dam has garnered as much notoriety as the 3 Gorges Dam; a dam that is so massive in scale that it has actually slowed down the earth’s rotation.

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