In this photo taken June 2, 2011, a dead turtle lies on a dried riverbank of the Yangtze River under the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge in Jiujiang in Jiangxi Province, China. The Three Gorges Dam is ... more 
In this photo taken June 2, 2011, a dead turtle lies on a dried riverbank of the Yangtze River under the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge in Jiujiang in Jiangxi Province, China. The Three Gorges Dam is the world's biggest hydroelectric plant, completed in 2006 as a way to control flooding along the Yangtze and generate massive power for the country's ravenous industries. The government already has used up 80 percent of the reserves in the 410-mile-long (660-kilometer-long) reservoir by releasing extra water to relieve drought conditions downstream. Still, the Yangtze's levels have fallen enough to threaten shipping both upstream and downstream as far as Shanghai, where high salt tides threaten drinking water supplies for its 23 million residents. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Eugene Hoshiko
Fri, Jun 3, 2011 4:26 AM EDT