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China warns of new floods as Three Gorges Dam under pressure

GDP may fall 0.2% in Q3 in the face of 45m evacuees and $17bn in damages

Water spews from the Three Gorges Dam, a gigantic hydropower project on the Yangtze River, to relieve flood pressure in central China's Hubei Province.   © AFP/Jiji

SHANGHAI -- Chinese authorities cautioned on Sunday of water topping warning levels on the Yangtze River as a third wave of floodwater is expected at Three Gorges Dam over the next three days.

The country is already facing one of its worst floods since 1998 with water breaching record levels at key waterways and lakes.

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