Between Fengjie (Chongqing prefecture) and Yichang (Hubei province), for a length of 200km, the Chang Jiang (Yangze) river passes through a region of dramatic scenery with gorges, steep cliffs and mountains. The Three Gorges (Sanxia in Chinese) are named Qutang, Wu and Xiling.
Construction on the Three Gorges dam was completed in the summer of 2006, and the water level in the Qutang, Wuxia, and the western portion of the Xiling Gorges has already risen by about 100-150m since 2003. The dam has been built in Sandouping in the middle of the Xiling Gorge.
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