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These are the world's largest dams in terms of height and/or volume of water.

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Afsluitdijk
   Dam is located in   
The Netherlands
63,400 cu. m.
Aguamilpa
   Dam is located in   
Mexico
187 m high. 660 m long. Rio Grande de Santiago River
Alberto Lleras
   Dam is located in   
Colombia
243 m high. 390 m long. Guavio River
Almendra
   Dam is located in   
Spain
202 m high. 567 m long. Tormes River
Alpa-Gera
   Dam is located in   
Italy
178 m high. 528 m long. Cormor River
Alqueva
   Dam is located in   
Portugal
152 m high. 458 m long. Guadiana River
Al Wehda (Al Maqarin)
   Dam is located in   
Jordan
171 m high. 600 m long.
Al Wehda (Al Maqarin)
   Dam is located in   
Syria
171 m high. 600 m long.
Amaluza (Daniel Palacios)
   Dam is located in   
Ecuador
170 m high. 420 m long.
Amir Kabir
   Dam is located in   
Iran
180 m high. 390 m long.
Andaquí
   Dam is located in   
Colombia
206 m high. 800 m long. Caquetá River
Antamina
   Dam is located in   
Peru
209 m high. 1050 m long. (Absetzbecken)
Aswan High
   Dam is located in   
Egypt
111 m high. 3600 m long. (Also known as Sadd-el-Aali) The Nile River
Atatürk
   Dam is located in   
Turkey
184 m high. 1614 m long. Euphrat (Firat) River
Baishan
   Dam is located in   
China
150 m high. 677 m long. Songhua Jiang River
Bajina Basta
   Dam is located in   
Serbia
90 m high. 460 m long. Drina River
Bakun
   Dam is located in   
Malaysia
204 m high. 900 m long. Rajang River/Balui
Beas
   Dam is located in   
India
35,418 cu. m.
Bekhme
   Dam is located in   
Iraq
204 m high. 600 m long. Zab River
Berke
   Dam is located in   
Turkey
201 m high. 270 m long.
Bhakra
   Dam is located in   
India
226 m high. 518 m long. Satluj River
Bhumibol
   Dam is located in   
Thailand
154 m high. 486 m long. Maenam Ping River
Boyabat
   Dam is located in   
Turkey
195 m high. 675 m long. Kizil Irmak River
Cahora Bassa
   Dam is located in   
Mozambique
171 m high. 303 m long.
Campos Novos
   Dam is located in   
Brazil
202 m high. 600 m long. Canoas River
Canelles
   Dam is located in   
Spain
150 m high. 200 m long. Noguera Ribagorzana River
Charvak
   Dam is located in   
Uzbekistan
168 m high. 768 m long.
Chisapani
   Dam is located in   
Nepal
210 m high. 850 m long. Karnali River
Cochiti
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
New Mexico. 48,052 cu. m.
Curnera
   Dam is located in   
Switzerland
153 m high. 350 m long. Rein da Curnera River
Daniel Johnson (Manic 5)
   Dam is located in   
Canada
214 m high. 1314 m long. Manicouagan River
Dantiwada Left Embankment
   Dam is located in   
India
41,040 cu. m.
Dartmouth
   Dam is located in   
Australia
180 m high. 670 m long.
Deji (Tehchi)
   Dam is located in   
Taiwan
181 m high. 290 m long.
Deriner
   Dam is located in   
Turkey
249 m high. 720 m long. Coruh River
Dez
   Dam is located in   
Iran
203 m high. 212 m long. Dez River
Dongfeng
   Dam is located in   
China
162 m high. 254 m long. Wujiang River
Dworshak
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
218.6 m high. 1002 m long. Clearwater River
El Cajón
   Dam is located in   
Honduras
234 m high. 382 m long. Humuya River
El Cajón
   Dam is located in   
Mexico
178 m high. 640 m long. Santiago River
El Infiernillo
   Dam is located in   
Mexico
149 m high. 350 m long. Balsas River
El Novillo (Plutarco Elías Calles)
   Dam is located in   
Mexico
134 m high. 188 m long. Yaqui River
Emborcação
   Dam is located in   
Brazil
158 m high. 1611 m long. Rio Paranaíba
Emosson
   Dam is located in   
Switzerland
180 m high. 555 m long.
Enguri
   Dam is located in   
Georgia
271.5 m high. 750 m long. Enguri River
Ertan
   Dam is located in   
China
240 m high. 780 m long. Yangtse River
Fierza (Fierze)
   Dam is located in   
Albania
152 m high. 380 m long. Drin River
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
153 m high. 360 m long. Green River
Fontana
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
146 m high. 721 m long. Little Tennessee River
Fort Peck
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
Montana. 96,049 cu. m.
Fort Randall
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
38,227 cu. m.
Foz Do Areia
   Dam is located in   
Brazil
153 m high. 828 m long. Iguaçu River
Gardiner
   Dam is located in   
Canada
65,440 cu. m. The dam on the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatchewan is the largest earth fill dam in Canada.
Garrison
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
North Dakota. 50,843 cu. m.
Gepatsch
   Dam is located in   
Austria
153 m high. 600 m long. Faggenbach, Inn River
Glen Canyon
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
216.4 m high. 475.4 m long. Colorado River
Goupitan
   Dam is located in   
China
234 m high. 536.7 m long. Wujiang River
Grand Coulee
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
167.6 m high. 1592 m long. Columbia River
Grande Dixence
   Dam is located in   
Switzerland
285 m high. 695 m long. Dixence River
Grand-Maison
   Dam is located in   
France
160 m high. 550 m long. Eau d'Olle River
Göscheneralp
   Dam is located in   
Switzerland
155 m high. 540 m long. Göschenerreuss River
Guayillabamba
   Dam is located in   
Ecuador
165 m high. 413 m long. Guayillabamba River
Gura Apelor Retezat
   Dam is located in   
Romania
168 m high. 464 m long.
Guri
   Dam is located in   
Venezuela
162 m high. 1300 m long. (Formerly known as Simón Bolívar or Raúl Leoni) Río Caroní River
Hasan Ugurlu
   Dam is located in   
Turkey
175 m high. Yesil Irmak River
Hongjiadu
   Dam is located in   
China
178 m high. 490 m long. Wu Jiang River
Hoover
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
221.46 m high. 379.2 m long.
Hungry-Horse
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
171.9 m high. 645 m long. Flathead River
Idukki
   Dam is located in   
India
169 m high. 366 m long.
Ingapata
   Dam is located in   
Ecuador
166 m high. 430 m long. Paute River
Itaipú
   Dam is located in   
Brazil
196 m high. 7760 m long. Paraná River. Brazil/Paraguay
Itaipú
   Dam is located in   
Paraguay
196 m high. 7760 m long. Paraná River. Brazil/Paraguay
Itumbiara
   Dam is located in   
Brazil
35,600 cu. m.
Jinping 1st Cascade
   Dam is located in   
China
300 m high. Yalong Jiang River
Kakhovka
   Dam is located in   
Ukraine
35,640 cu. m.
Kalaritiko
   Dam is located in   
Greece
185 m high. 238 m long. Arachthos River
Kanev
   Dam is located in   
Ukraine
37,860 cu. m.
Karakaya
   Dam is located in   
Turkey
180 m high. 462 m long.
Karun-3
   Dam is located in   
Iran
205 m high. 831 m long.
Karun-4
   Dam is located in   
Iran
230 m high. 440 m long. Karun River
Katse
   Dam is located in   
Lesotho
185 m high. 710 m long. Orange River
Katun
   Dam is located in   
Russia
179 m high. 755 m long.
Kayraktepe
   Dam is located in   
Turkey
199 m high. 580 m long. Göksu River
Keban
   Dam is located in   
Turkey
210 m high. 1126 m long. Euphrat (Firat) River
Kenyir
   Dam is located in   
Malaysia
155 m high. 800 m long. Kenyir River
Khudoni
   Dam is located in   
Georgia
201 m high. 545 m long. Enguri River
Kiev (Kyiv)
   Dam is located in   
Ukraine
42,841 cu. m. Part of Kyiv Hydroelectric Station and located in the town of Vyshhorod
Kishau
   Dam is located in   
India
236 m high. 680 m long. Tons River
Kölnbreinsperre
   Dam is located in   
Austria
200 m high. 626 m long.
Koyna
   Dam is located in   
India
87 m high. 1807 m long. Koyna River
Kárahnjúkavirkjun
   Dam is located in   
Iceland
193 m high. 730 m long. Jökulsá á Brú and Jökulsá í Fljótsdal Rivers
Kremasta (King Paul)
   Dam is located in   
Greece
165 m high. 465 m long. Acheloos River
Kurobe
   Dam is located in   
Japan
186 m high. 492 m long. Kurobegawa River
Lakhwar
   Dam is located in   
India
204 m high. 452 m long. Yamuna River
La Angostura (Belisario Domínguez)
   Dam is located in   
Mexico
144 m high. 300 m long. Grijalva River
Lauwerszee
   Dam is located in   
The Netherlands
35,575 cu. m.
Laxiwa
   Dam is located in   
China
250 m high
Lengupá
   Dam is located in   
Colombia
215 m high. 660 m long. Lengupá River
La Esmeralda
   Dam is located in   
Colombia
237 m high. 310 m long. Batá River
Lijiaxia
   Dam is located in   
China
155 m high. 489 m long.
Longtan
   Dam is located in   
China
216.5 m high. 790 m long. Hongshui He River
Longyangxia
   Dam is located in   
China
178 m high. 1277 m long. Huang He River
Los Leones
   Dam is located in   
Chile
179 m high.
Lower Usuma
   Dam is located in   
Nigeria
93,000 cu. m.
Luzzone
   Dam is located in   
Switzerland
225 m high. 600 m long. Brenno di Luzzone River
Álvaro Obregón Reservoir
   Dam is located in   
Mexico
260 m high. 88 m long. (Lake Ouiachic) Mextiquic River
Mangla
   Dam is located in   
Pakistan
The main dam is 10,300 feet (3140 m) long and 454 feet (138 m) high (above core trench) with a reservoir of 97.7 square miles (253 km²).
Manuel Moreno Torres (Chicoasén)
   Dam is located in   
Mexico
261 m high. 485 m long. Grijalva River
Marun
   Dam is located in   
Iran
165 m high. 350 m long. Marun River
Masjid-e-Soleiman
   Dam is located in   
Iran
177 m high. 480 m long. Karun River
Mauvoisin
   Dam is located in   
Switzerland
250 m high. 520 m long. Dranse de Bagnes River
Messochora
   Dam is located in   
Greece
150 m high. 300 m long. Acheloos River
Mica
   Dam is located in   
Canada
243 m high. 792 m long. Columbia River
Miel I
   Dam is located in   
Colombia
188 m high. 200 m long. La Miel River
Mission Tailings 2
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
Arizona. 40,088 cu. m.
Monteynard
   Dam is located in   
France
153 m high. 230 m long. Drac River
Mossyrock
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
184.7 m high. 502 m long. Cowlitz River
Mosul
   Dam is located in   
Iraq
36,000 cu. m.
Mratinje
   Dam is located in   
Montenegro
220 m high. 268 m long. Piva River
Nader Shah
   Dam is located in   
Iran
175 m high. Marun River
Netzahualcóyotl (Malpaso)
   Dam is located in   
Mexico
138 m high. 478 m long. Grijalva River
New Bullards Bar
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
196.6 m high. 789 m long Yuba.
New Cornelia Tailings
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
209,500 cu. m.
New Don Pedro
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
178 m high. 853 m long. Tuolumne River
New Melones
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
190.5 m high. 475.5 m long. Stanislaus River
Nurek
   Dam is located in   
Tajikistan
300 m high. 704 m long. Vakhsh River.
Oahe
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
South Dakota. 70,339 cu. m.
Oosterschelde
   Dam is located in   
The Netherlands
35,000 cu. m.
Oroville
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
235 m high. 2317 m long. Feather River
Oymapinar
   Dam is located in   
Turkey
185.5 m high. 360 m long. Manavgat River
Paute-Mazar
   Dam is located in   
Ecuador
165 m high. Mazar River
Piedra Del Águila
   Dam is located in   
Argentina
170 m high. 820 m long.
Place Moulin
   Dam is located in   
Italy
155 m high. 678 m long. Buthier River
Ralco
   Dam is located in   
Chile
155 m high. 360 m long. Río Bío Bío
Ranjit-Sagar
   Dam is located in   
India
160 m high. 617 m long. Ravi River
Revelstoke
   Dam is located in   
Canada
174 m high. 1630 m long. Columbia River
Robert Bourassa
   Dam is located in   
Canada
168 m high. 2826 m long.
Rogun
   Dam is located in   
Tajikistan
75,500 cu. m.
Roselend
   Dam is located in   
France
150 m high. 804 m long. Doron de Roselend River
Ross
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
165 m high. 396 m long. Skagit River
Sajano-Schuschensk
   Dam is located in   
Russia
242 m high. 1074 m long. Yenisei River
Sanbanxi
   Dam is located in   
China
185.6 m high. Yuanshui River
Santa Giustina
   Dam is located in   
Italy
153 m high. 124 m long. Noce River
Santa Rosa (Manuel M. Dieguez)
   Dam is located in   
Mexico
114 m high. 150 m long. Santiago River
Saratov
   Dam is located in   
Russia
40,400 cu. m.
Sardar Sarovar
   Dam is located in   
India
163 m high. 1210 m long. Narmada River
Serra Da Mesa
   Dam is located in   
Brazil
154 m high. 1544 m long. Tocantins River
Seven Oaks
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
168 m high. 908 m long. Santa Ana River
Shahid Abbaspour
   Dam is located in   
Iran
200 m high. 380 m long. Karun River
Shasta
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
183.5 m high. 1054.5 m long. Sacramento River
Shuibuya
   Dam is located in   
China
233 m high. 608 m long. Qingjiang River
Sirikit
   Dam is located in   
Thailand
169 m high. 810 m long.
San Luis
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
California. 59,405 cu. m.
Speccheri
   Dam is located in   
Italy
157 m high. 192 m long. Leno di Vallarsa River
Srisailam Project
   Dam is located in   
India
241 m high. 512 m long. Krishna River
Supung
   Dam is located in   
China
160 m high. 853 m long. Yalu River. China/Korea
Supung
   Dam is located in   
Korea
160 m high. 853 m long. Yalu River. China/Korea
Swift
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
186 m high. 640 m long. Lewis River
Sykia
   Dam is located in   
Greece
165 m high. 440 m long. Acheloos River
Tabka (Thawra)
   Dam is located in   
Syria
46,000 cu. m.
Takase
   Dam is located in   
Japan
176 m high. 362 m long. Takasegawa River
Talbingo
   Dam is located in   
Australia
162 m high. 701 m long. Tumut River
Tarbela
   Dam is located in   
Pakistan
121,720 cu. m.
Tedorigawa
   Dam is located in   
Japan
153 m high. 420 m long. Tedori River
Tehri
   Dam is located in   
India
261 m high. 610 m long. Bhagirathi River
Tenango
   Dam is located in   
Mexico
39 m high. 2912 m long. Coacuila River
Thissavros
   Dam is located in   
Greece
172 m high. 480 m long. Nestos River
Thomson
   Dam is located in   
Australia
165 m high. 590 m long. Thomson River
Three Gorges
   Dam is located in   
China
185 m high. 2310 m long. Yangtze River
Tianshengqiao
   Dam is located in   
China
178 m high. 1137 m long. Nanpan Jiang River
Tignes
   Dam is located in   
France
181 m high. 375 m long.
Toktogul
   Dam is located in   
Kyrgyzstan
215 m high. 293 m long. Naryn River
Trinity
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
164 m high. 793 m long. Trinity River
Tschirkei
   Dam is located in   
Russia
232.5 m high. 333 m long. Sulak River
Tseuzier
   Dam is located in   
Switzerland
156 m high. 156 m long. Lienne River
Tucuruíi
   Dam is located in   
Brazil
43,000 cu. m.
Turkwel
   Dam is located in   
Kenya
155 m high. 150 m long. Turkwel River
Vajont
   Dam is located in   
Italy
261.6 m high. 190 m long. Vajont River. Its 1963 failure during initial filling was caused by geological instability and lead to a rapid landslide, causing massive flooding and damage to the area below.
Verzasca
   Dam is located in   
Switzerland
220 m high. 380 m long. Verzasca River
Vidraru
   Dam is located in   
Romania
166 m high. 305 m long. Arges River
W.A.C. Bennett
   Dam is located in   
Canada
190.5 m high. 2040 m long. Peace River
Wujiangdu
   Dam is located in   
China
165 m high. Wujiang River
Xiangjiaba
   Dam is located in   
China
161 m high. 909 m long. Jinsha Jiang River
Xiaolangdi
   Dam is located in   
China
154 m high. 1667 m long. Huang He River
Yacyretá-Apipe
   Dam is located in   
Argentina
81,000 cu. m. Paraguay/Argentina
Yacyretá-Apipe
   Dam is located in   
Paraguay
81,000 cu. m. Paraguay/Argentina
Yellowtail
   Dam is located in   
The U.S.A.
160 m high. 451 m long. Bighorn River
Zervreila
   Dam is located in   
Switzerland
151 m high. 504 m long. Valser Rhein River
Zillergründlsperre
   Dam is located in   
Austria
186 m high. 506 m long. Ziller River
Zimapán
   Dam is located in   
Mexico
203 m high. San Juan, Tula y Moctezuma River
Özköy
   Dam is located in   
Turkey
180 m high.


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