China floods ‘test’ Three Gorges Dam

Flood waters are putting China's massive Three Gorges Dam to the test and raising water levels on the Yangtze River, after weeks of floods killed around 700 people, Xinhua said on Tuesday.
Water is being released from the reservoir behind the world’s largest hydroelectric project through giant sluice gates, raising water levels downstream.
The central province of Hubei was on alert as the flood crest was expected to reach or exceed levels that would trigger flood warnings, reports said.
"The Three Gorges Dam has opened 18 sluices and the water level in the reservoir will continue to rise," Xinhua quoted a worker at the dam’s operation department as saying.
"The safety of the dam will be tested."