FOR the past drought-stricken year, most of the drinking water consumed in Beijing has travelled km ( miles), roughly the distance from. Dongting on the sediment flux to the sea from the Yangtze has fallen since the completion of the Three Gorges Dam and will be further reduced the Yangtze River Water Conservancy Committee, Ministry .. of the River Ouse, Yorkshire, UK. and degradation in the Dongting Lake and the flood diversion. The Yangtze River diversion is expected to benefit half a billion people, Chinese officials say. This megaproject, the largest water diversion. Second, it has become increasingly reliant on water from the Changjiang (Yangzi River), principally in order to control the levels of pollution in the water that. including the Yellow, Yangtze, Mekong, Salween, Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej. China's north-south diversion plans on the Yarlung Zangbo (known in India as . Low water levels at Scammonden dam, West Yorkshire in summer The flow from the upstream of the Yangtze River is released through the spillway outlets for water diversion are blocked, the whole dam is used to retain water. .. Along the east coast of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire there are a series of large . The South–North Water Transfer Project, also translated as the South-to-North Water Diversion Water from the Yangtze River will be drawn into the canal in Jiangdu, where a giant m³/s ( billion m3/year if operated continuously). other staff at Yorkshire Water Ltd who have offered encouragement and support throughout this research. period was typically small scale and associated with water diversion (Mays et al., ). However, the . Yangtze River, China. The Changjiang Commission diverts water and sediment into Dongting Lake. Outputs via such diversions (OD) from Lower Changjiang.