Journal article

The impact of the Three Gorges Dam on summer streamflow in the Yangtze River Basin

Zhenkuan Su, Michelle Ho, Zhenchun Hao, Upmanu Lall, Xun Sun, Xi Chen, Longzeng Yan

HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest capacity hydropower station located in the Hubei province along the Yangtze River in China, which began operations in 2003. The dam also functions to store and regulate the downstream releases of water in order to provide flood control and navigational support in addition to hydropower generation. Flow regulation is particularly important for alleviating the impacts of low- and high-flow events during the summer rainy season (June, July, and August). The impact of dam operations on summer flows is the focus of this work. Naturalized flows are modelled using a canonical correlation analysis and covariates of subbasin-scale precipitation resulting in..

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