Monsoon Asia Newsletter
By: Karley Grell & Eily Brenan
Population Growth - Karley Grell
The Ganges River - Karley Grell
Outsourcing - Karley Grell
Yengtze River - Karley Grell
The Yangtze River is a river that runs through 3,450 miles of Tibetan Mountains in China. According to Chinese legend, Emperor Yu, founder of the Hsia Dynasty, picked up a mountain and placed in front of the river to stop it from going out of Chinese territory. The Yangtze River is the river that the Three Gorges Dam sits on. The dam produces 22,500 MW of power. When the builders first started to build the dam, parts of the river almost went dry and animals almost went extinct. The river now is very polluted and water levels have steadily gone down over the years. The water level has gone down since the damming of the river. It is caused by how the seasons affect the river, every winter the water levels go down and during the summer the river cant quite recover.