The tidal station is the second largest in China. The power station in China was put into operation on 1 August 1978 when the first two generators were commissioned. In 1987 another two generators went into operation, followed by a further two in 1987 and it was put into use on 1st August 1978 with the first two generators began to operate in 1984.
It is located on the Shandong Peninsula, 20km away from the southeast of Rushan County, China.
Since the sediment transport processes are changing, the advantage of the physical environment of the tidal power station has been changed.
Efficient measures were implemented to stop sand deposition in the lagoon where the tidal power station is sited, preventing the lagoon from getting old so as to prolong the life of use of the station. A comparative study on devising silt-proof systems was carried out using data from the Baishakou Tide Power plant and envisioned environmental protection to control sedimentation in the tallwater channel and reservoir. Through analysing the data measured out of Baishakou Tide Power Station, reasonable measures were proposed on controlling sediment in tall-water channel and reservoir area and comprehensive management. Engineering facilities, mechanical sand-proof methods, and environmental protection were also considered (Xhikui Zu, 1992; Zhikui Zhu, 1992).
Environmental management actions were implemented to deal with sediments deposition. A large area of plants, divided into three parts in different levels: high, middle and low, was planted on the big complex sand dam which is 3km in the east of the eastern sand proof dam.