Topic Reading-Vol.3536-12/16/2021

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Topic Reading-Vol.3536-12/16/2021

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2021/12/16 Topic Reading-Vol.3536-12/16/2021

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Ships navigate waters in Guizhou via lift system

Located in Southwest China’s Guizhou province, the Goupitan Hydropower Station is the biggest power station in the cascade hydropower development on the Wujiang River. There stands a 200-meter-high ship lift, reportedly the tallest in the world. The images of ships passing by along the aqueduct suspended 100 meters above the ground look fascinating. This hydropower station’s navigation project allows ships of up to 500 tons to pass through – running along an aqueduct suspended above it on one side, to a massive ship lift that carries them to the much lower levels of the river on the other side, which enables commercial shipping to continue to operate all the way down to the Yangtze River.

Are there any fish that accidentally, or even voluntarily ride the lift in the water to go upstream or downstream of the river as they used to do?

Enjoy seeing the photos and video of this magnificent lift in the upstream of China’s longest river.

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