Geheyan Dam

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The Geheyan Dam is a large dam on the Xiangjiang, a tributary of the Yangtze River, in Hubei Province, China.[1]

Design work on the dam began in 1987.[2] The dam is equipped with a ship lift capable of lifting vessels of 300 tons displacement.[3]

The dam played an important role in helping to ameliorate the impact of the 1998 Yangtze flooding.[4]


  1. More Dams Planned for Yangtze Despite Problems, Three Gorges Probe. Retrieved on 2008-04-21.
  2. Qingjiang River Developer, China Today. Retrieved on 2008-04-21.
  3. Twiflex puts the brakes on shiplifts, Engineering Talk, June 2 2002. Retrieved on 2008-04-21.
  4. A Review of the Role of Dams and Flood Management. Retrieved on 2008-04-21.