TALLEST DAMS IN THE WORLD
Added on: 14th Dec 2014
A hydroelectric and irrigation dam on the Naryn River in the
Jalal-Abad Province of Kyrgyzstan, this dam is 215 meters high.
Longtan Dam is a large roller-compacted concrete gravity dam on
the Hongshui River in China. It stands at 216.5 meters.
GLEN CANYON DAM
Named for Glen Canyon, a colourful series of gorges most of
which now lies under the reservoir, the dam created the second
largest artificial lake in the United States.
At 219 meters, Dworshak is the third tallest dam in the United States
and the tallest straight-axis concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere.
CONTRA DAM, SWITZERLAND
Commonly known as the Verzasca Dam and the Locarno Dam, the
Contra is an arch dam on the Verzasca River in Switzerland.
HOOVER DAM, ARIZONA
Once known as Boulder Dam, the Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity
dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between
the US states of Arizona and Nevada.
LUZZONE DAM, SWITZERLAND
Featuring the world’s highest artificial climbing wall on one
of its sides, this dam stands at 225 meters.
BHAKRA DAM, INDIA
This is a concrete gravity dam across the Sutlej River near the
border between Punjab and Himachal Pradesh in northern India.
KARUN-4 DAM, IRAN
An arch dam on the Karun River in Iran, its primary objectives
are electric power supply and flood control.