MORE OF THE TALLEST DAMS IN THE WORLD
Added on: 15th Jan 2015
SHUIBUYA DAM, CHINA
Built not just for power but also to promote flood control, navigation,
tourism and fishery, the Shuibuya Dam is 233 metres tall.
CHIRKEY DAM, RUSSIA
This arch dam on the Sulak River is the tallest arch dam in Russia
at 232.5 metres.
EL CAJÓN DAM, HONDURAS
Officially known as Central Hidroeléctrica Francisco Morazán, this dam
is a hydroelectric power plant located in Western Honduras.
OROVILLE DAM, CALIFORNIA
At 230 metres high this earthfill embankment dam on the
Feather River in California is the tallest in the United States.
ERTAN DAM, CHINA
This 240 metre high arch dam can be found on the Yalong River,
a tributary of the Yangtze River in Sichuan Province, southwest China.
SAYANO–SHUSHENSKAYA DAM, RUSSIA
Located on the Yenisei River, near Sayanogorsk in Russia, this dam
is the largest power plant in the country and the sixth-largest
hydroelectric plant in the world.
MICA DAM, CANADA
This 243 metre high dam spans the Colombia River 135
kilometres north of Revelstoke, Canada.
DERINER DAM, TURKEY