Largest and Tallest Arch dams in Asia
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Which are the tallest and largest arch dams in Asia ?

Tallest Dams. The tallest arch dam in Asia is Jinping-I Dam of China with a height of 305 meters. At second and third, are Xiaowan Dam at a height of 292 meters and Baihetan Dam at 289 meters.The heights of the major arch dams in Asia range from 210 meters to 305 meters, with the average height at around 257.7 meters.

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Installed Capacity. Xiluodu Dam of China is the largest arch dam by installed capacity in Asia, built with a capacty of 13,860 MW.The installed capacities of major arch dams in Asia range from 2,600 MW to 13,860 MW, with the average arch dam installed with a capacity of 5,196.0 MW.

Reservoir Volume. The largest arch dam in Asia by reservoir volume is Baihetan Dam of China, impounding up to 17.90 billion m3 of water.The reservoir volumes of major arch dams in Asia range from 0.72 billion m3 to 17.90 billion m3, with the average being 8.1 billion m3.


Let's check out some of these tallest and largest arch dams in Asia.

Jinping-I Dam.

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Jinping-I Dam is an arch dam located in Sichuan, China (Asia). It was completed in 2014 (8 years old).

Jinping-I Dam is the tallest dam in the world. The arch dam stands at a height of 305 meters and impounds up to 7.76 billion m3 of water. Jinping-I Dam has a structural volume of 7.40 million m3 and an installed capacity of 3,600MW.

 

 Compare Jinping-I Dam with Mauvoisin Dam from Switzerland.

 Compare Jinping-I Dam with Baihetan Dam from China.


Xiaowan Dam.

The Tallest Arch Dam in The World(2010-2013)航拍小湾电站 (credit: Youtube/Chinese Bridge)

Located in Nanjian County, Yunnan Province, China, Xiaowan Dam is an arch dam. It was built in 2010 (12 years since completion).

Xiaowan Dam is the 3rd tallest dam in the world. The arch dam has an installed capacity of 4,200MW. Xiaowan Dam stands 292 meters tall and can impound up to 15 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Xiaowan Dam with Dagangshan Dam from China.

 Compare Xiaowan Dam with Zimapán Dam from Mexico.


Baihetan Dam.

Aerial view of Baihetan Dam

Baihetan Dam is a 1-year-old arch dam (completed in 2021). It is located in Sichuan province, China (Asia).

Baihetan Dam is the largest arch dam in the world by reservoir volume. The arch dam has an installed capacity of 4,000MW. Baihetan Dam stands 289 meters tall and can impound up to 17.90 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Baihetan Dam with Almendra Dam from Spain.

 Compare Baihetan Dam with Xiaowan Dam from China.


Xiluodu Dam.

China's 2nd-largest Hydropower Station Wins Global Recognition (credit: Youtube/ CCTV Video News Agency)

Xiluodu Dam is a 9-year-old arch dam (completed in 2013). It is located in Sichuan province, China (Asia).

Xiluodu Dam is the 3rd largest hydroelectric dam in the world by installed capacity. The arch dam has an installed capacity of 13,860MW. Xiluodu Dam stands 285.50 meters tall and can impound up to 12.67 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Xiluodu Dam with Xiaowan Dam from China.

 Compare Xiluodu Dam with Yusufeli Dam from Turkey.


Laxiwa Dam.

Laxiwa Dam拉西瓦水电站 (Youtube/Chinese bridge)

Laxiwa Dam is an arch dam located in Guide County, Qinghai, China (Asia). It was completed in 2009 (13 years old).

The structural height of Laxiwa Dam is 250 meters. The arch dam can hold up to 1.08 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 4,200MW.

 

 Compare Laxiwa Dam with Goupitan Dam from China.

 Compare Laxiwa Dam with Zimapán Dam from Mexico.


Wudongde Dam.

Aerial view of Wudongde Dam

Located in Sichuan province, China, Wudongde Dam is an arch dam. It was built in 2021 (1 years since completion).

Wudongde Dam is the 2nd largest hydroelectric arch dam in the world by installed capacity. The structural height of Wudongde Dam is 240 meters. The arch dam can hold up to 7.40 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 10,200MW.

 

 Compare Wudongde Dam with Goupitan Dam from China.

 Compare Wudongde Dam with Enguri Dam from Georgia.


Goupitan Dam.

World’s tallest ship lift starts test run in SW China (Youtube/CGTN)

Goupitan Dam is located in Guizhou, China (Asia). The arch dam was completed in 2009 (13 years old).

The installed capacity of Goupitan Dam is 3,000MW. The arch dam stands 232.50 meters tall and can impound up to 6.45 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Goupitan Dam with Zimapán Dam from Mexico.

 Compare Goupitan Dam with Baihetan Dam from China.


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Largest Dams by Installed Capacity (MW): world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America | USA | Canada | Australia | UK

Tallest Dams: world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America | USA | Canada | Australia | UK

Dams with Largest Structural Volume: world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America | USA | Canada | Australia | UK

Dams with Largest Reservoir Volume: world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America | USA | Canada | Australia | UK

Largest/tallest Dams by Type: Arch Dams | Embankment Dams | Gravity Dams | Arch-Gravity Dams | Buttress Dams


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