(L) The upriver view of the Three Gorges Dam. This man, who resides in the home in the background, brings bamboo to Maoping to sell, March 2003. .(R) The final third of the dam's height reflected in deceptively calm waters above the dam. The earthen buffer dam, which makes the initial 135m of inundation possible, shows as a line to the far right. This flooding also makes it possible to generate electricity while the final span of the concrete dam structure is completed, July 2003.