Dam nation: Big state projects spared in China’s hydro crackdown

Water is released as heavy rain falls at a massive Pubugou Dam on the Dadu river, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Hanyuan County of Sichuan province, China, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

LESHAN, China (Reuters) – In a mountain village in southwest China‚Äôs Sichuan province, authorities have demolished seven small dam projects this year along a river to clear illegal developments in a new nature reserve. The demolition is part of a nationwide program to close hundreds of tiny and often ramshackle dams and turbines and bring […]

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