Largest and Tallest Arch-gravity dams in the World
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Which are the tallest and largest arch-gravity dams in the world ?

Tallest Dams. The tallest arch-gravity dam in the world is Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam of Russia with a height of 242 meters. At second and third, are Hoover Dam at a height of 221.40 meters and Glen Canyon Dam at 220 meters.The heights of the major arch-gravity dams in the world range from 88 meters to 242 meters, with the average height at around 194.5 meters.

Countries with most major arch-gravity dams. The country with the most major arch-gravity dams in the world is United States.

 Compare Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam with Hoover Dam


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Installed Capacity. The largest arch-gravity dam in the world by installed capacity is Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam of Russia with a capacity of 6,400 MW.The installed capacities of major arch-gravity dams in the world range from 360 MW to 6,400 MW, with the average being 2,134.0 MW.

Reservoir Volume. Hoover Dam of United States is the largest arch-gravity dam by reservoir volume in the world, with a reservoir of 35.20 billion m3.The reservoir volumes of major arch-gravity dams in the world range from 0.43 billion m3 to 35.20 billion m3, with the average arch-gravity dam impounding up to 21.1 billion m3 of water.

Regions with most major arch-gravity dams. The regions with the most major arch-gravity dams in the world are the Europe and North America.


Let's check out some of these tallest and largest arch-gravity dams in the world.

Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam.

Russia‬: Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP (Youtube/John Sommers)

Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam is an arch-gravity dam located in Sayanogorsk, Khakassia, Russia (Europe). It was completed in 1985 (37 years old).

Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam is the tallest arch-gravity dam in the world. The installed capacity of Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam is 6,400MW. The arch-gravity dam stands 242 meters tall and can impound up to 31.30 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam with Hoover Dam from United States.

 Compare Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam with Berke Dam from Turkey.


Hoover Dam.

Hoover Dam Aerial & Ground Tour Information (Youtube/ TampaAerialMedia)

Hoover Dam is located in Black Canyon, Arizona, United States (North America). The arch-gravity dam was completed in 1936 (86 years old).

The installed capacity of Hoover Dam is 2,080MW. The arch-gravity dam stands 221.40 meters tall and can impound up to 35.20 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 2.48 million m3.

 

 Compare Hoover Dam with Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam from Russia.

 Compare Hoover Dam with Berke Dam from Turkey.


Glen Canyon Dam.

Glen Canyon Dam -- Aerial Survey (Youtube/ Francha Cavitt)

Glen Canyon Dam is a 56-year-old arch-gravity dam (completed in 1966). It is located in Coconino County, Arizona, United States (North America).

Glen Canyon Dam is the 2nd largest arch-gravity dam in the world by reservoir volume. The arch-gravity dam has an installed capacity of 1,320MW. Glen Canyon Dam stands 220 meters tall and can impound up to 33 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Glen Canyon Dam with Gariep Dam from South Africa.

 Compare Glen Canyon Dam with Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam from Russia.


Gariep Dam.

Gariep Dam by drone (Youtube/Ef Bee)

Gariep Dam is a 51-year-old arch-gravity dam (completed in 1971). It is located in The border region of Eastern Cape and Free State, South Africa (Africa).

Gariep Dam is the 3rd tallest dam in Africa. The arch-gravity dam stands at a height of 88 meters and impounds up to 5.34 billion m3 of water. Gariep Dam has an installed capacity of 360MW.

 

 Compare Gariep Dam with Berke Dam from Turkey.

 Compare Gariep Dam with Hoover Dam from United States.


Dams Lists

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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