Scale and Extent of China's
Dam Rush Detailed in Map Project

China is planning to build at least 84 major dams in its southwest region, as shown in a map from the Wilson Center, eventually boosting its hydropower capacity by more than 160 gigawatts. READ MORE

 




This map shows the scale and number of China's major dams that are proposed, under construction, existing, and canceled. By next year China's hydropower capacity will surpass Europe's, and by 2020 it's projected to be larger than that of the U.S. and Europe combined. This map was created by the Wilson Center; an interactive version is available on their site.



 
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