Help paraphrasing a Paragraph?

by admin on May 10, 2012

Question by Jack I: Help paraphrasing a Paragraph?
I need some help paraphrasing the following paragraph. Any help would be greatly appreciated:

A constant issue in China is the year round flooding. Between late May and early August 1991, China suffered severe floods 
affecting 18 provinces. The major flooding caused widespread destruction and loss of 
life. The Yangtze River and the Songhia River 
were mainly the cause of the floods, and the government wanted something to prevent another major flood outbreak. The Three Gorges Dam project was first proposed by Sun Yat-sen in 1919 but the idea was 
dropped due to political and economic difficulties. Major floods brought 
the idea back to life again in 1954. Furthermore, in 1958 due to positive political climate, Lin Yishan, head of the 
Yangtze Valley Planning office favored the construction project. Then 
Chinese leader, Mao Tse Tung also had the vision of the world’s 
largest hydroelectric dam in China.

Best answer:

Answer by thehumourstopshere
A continuing problem in China is the waterlogging. From late May until early August 1991, China suffered from severe flooding, which affected 18 provinces. This serious problem caused massive casualties and damage, and the government proposed measures be put in place to prevent other similar situations from occurring. The Three Gorges Dam Project of 1919, first proposed by Sun Yat-sen, was abandoned because of economic and political opposition. However, the serious flooding of 1954 served to support the plan. Furthermore, in 1958, a favourable economic climate led to the head of the Yangtze Valley Planning Office, Lin Yishan, supporting the project. Mao Tse Tung also envisioned a huge hydro-electric dam being constructed in China.

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