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Yangtze River's No 2 flood passes Three Gorges Dam

Updated: Jul 20,2020 10:35 AM    Xinhua
Photo taken on July 19, 2020 shows floodwater being discharged from the Three Gorges Dam in Central China's Hubei province. The second flood of China's Yangtze River this year has smoothly passed the Three Gorges Dam on July 19 as the inflow into the reservoir has decreased. The Three Gorges reservoir saw an inflow of 46,000 cubic meters per second at 8 pm on July 19, compared with a peak of 61,000 cubic meters per second, which appeared at 8 am on July 18 and lasted for 18 hours. [Photo/Xinhua]

WUHAN — The second flood of China's Yangtze River this year has smoothly passed the Three Gorges Dam on July 19 as the inflow into the reservoir has decreased.

The Three Gorges reservoir saw an inflow of 46,000 cubic meters per second at 8 pm on July 19, compared with a peak of 61,000 cubic meters per second, which appeared at 8 am on July 18 and lasted for 18 hours.

At 8 pm on July 19, the water level of the reservoir reached a record high of 164.18 meters during the flood season since the dam was built. Previously, its highest level was 163.11 meters.

According to the China Three Gorges Corporation, by 2:00 pm on July 19, the dam has accumulatively withheld 14 billion cubic meters of floodwater during the main flood season this year.

Photo taken on July 19, 2020 shows floodwater being discharged from the Three Gorges Dam in Central China's Hubei province. [Photo/Xinhua]
Photo taken on July 19, 2020 shows floodwater being discharged from the Three Gorges Dam in Central China's Hubei province. [Photo/Xinhua]
Photo taken on July 19, 2020 shows floodwater being discharged from the Three Gorges Dam in Central China's Hubei province. [Photo/Xinhua]
Photo taken on July 19, 2020 shows floodwater being discharged from the Three Gorges Dam in Central China's Hubei province. [Photo/Xinhua]

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