Flooding tests China giant dam

China’s most severe floods in a decade are threatening to get worse as the landmark Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze river is close to overflowing, with its reservoir almost full.

The water level reached 158 metres on Saturday morning, just 17 metres from the reservoir’s maximum capacity, flood control headquarters in the central province of Hubei told The Associated Press

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/07/201072435320990152.html

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