Located in Nurek, Khatlon region, Tajikistan, Nurek Dam is an embankment dam. It was built in 1980 (42 years since completion).
Nurek Dam is the 2nd tallest dam in the world. The structural height of Nurek Dam is 300 meters while its structural volume of 54 million m3. The embankment dam can hold up to 10.50 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 3,015MW.