| China's Massive Three Gorges Dam Affected The Rotation Of The Earth
The filling of the reservoir behind Three Gorges Dam in China changed the rotation of the Earth. The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China. Except for a ship lift, the dam project was completed and fully functional as of July 4, 2012 It the world's largest hydroelectric power station by total capacity, which will be 22,500 MW. When the water level is maximum at 175 meters (574 ft) over sea level (91 meters (299 ft) above river level), the reservoir created by the dam is about 660 kilometers (410 mi) in length and 1.12 kilometers (0.70 mi) in width on average. The total surface area of the reservoir is 1045 square kilometers, and it will will flood a total area of 632 square kilometers, of land. The reservoir will contain about 39.3 cu km (9.43 cubic miles) of water. That water will weigh more than 39 trillion kilograms (42 billion tons). A shift in a mass of that size