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Yangtze and Yellow River Its the longest river of both the Peoples Republic of China and Asia Its also third longest river in the world Can you guess what river this is Its the Yangtze River There are deadly floods that overflow and destroy towns and cities There is a project known as the Three Gorge Dams to help calm down the floodings and run electricity for towns nearby It is going to be one of the worlds most expensive projects costing anywhere from twenty five to fifty billion dollars in US Currency The Yangtze River is enormous It rises in the Tiberian highlands of western China and flows in a generally easterly direction across 12 Chinese provinces and its delta is on the East China Sea Three quarters of the rivers course runs through beautiful scenic mountains and towns It has the fourth largest volume in the world During the period of monsoons rains in the summer month create the Yangtze and its tributaries to be destructive floods and waves that can result in deadly floods The Yellow River is used as an irrigation system for farming near the river usually on mountains It has prevented flooding for more than two thousand years Rice wheat sugar canes cottons and many other edible products depend on the river for water The Yellow River is the birthplace of Chinese Civilization Chinas first cities were built along the Yellow River Valley three thousand years ago The Yellow River got its name from its yellow muddy color caused by huge amounts of silt carried downstream The Three Gorges Dam is Chinas most ambitious project since the Great Wall that was used as protection to protect China from the enemies This project will displace near two million people as it swallows up though cities farms and canyons of the Yangtze River Forty thousand workers labor every day along the Yangtze that winds through cliffs This project will
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