Three Gorges

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     The Three Gorges Project on the Yangtze River began in 1993 and is supposed to be completed in 2009. Its purposes are flood control, power generation, navigation, and water for consumption.
     The grey line at the top of the sheet is the Yellow River. The red star is Beijing, the capital of China. The grey line at the bottom of the souvenir sheet represents the Yangtze River. The Three Gorges dam is about where the stamp covers the river. The other grey and brown lines represent other rivers, canals and waterways in China. The light blue on the left of the sheet is the Yellow Sea.

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