CHINA’S SUPER DAM
- November 30, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject: International Events
Context: China will build a “super” dam on the lower reaches of the YarlungZangboriver close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tibet, in a move that could have a far-reaching impact on northeast India’s water security.
- Originating in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), the trans-border YarlungZangbo flows into Arunachal Pradesh where it is called Siang and then to Assam as Brahmaputra before flowing into Bangladesh.
- The dam could come up in the Medog county of TAR, which is close to Arunachal Pradesh.
- China has already built several smaller dams on the YarlungZangboriver.
- The new dam’s ability to generate hydropower could be three times that of central China’s Three Gorges Dam, which has the largest installed hydropower capacity in the world.