Largest Dams and Tallest Dams in UK (United Kingdom)
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Which are the tallest and largest dams in United Kingdom ?

Tallest Dams. Llyn Brianne Dam is the tallest dam in United Kingdom, built at a height of 91 meters. At second and third, are Clywedog Reservoir Dam at a height of 72 meters and Kielder Water Dam at 52 meters.The heights of the major dams in United Kingdom range from 27.50 meters to 91 meters, with the average dam built at around 53.6 meters.

 Compare Llyn Brianne Dam with Vyrnwy Dam


  Top 6 ranks, by structure height in descending order ( rank and segment full dataset - 135 items )

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Installed Capacity. Kielder Water Dam is the largest dam by installed capacity in United Kingdom, built with a capacty of 6 MW.The installed capacities of major dams in United Kingdom range from 5 MW to 6 MW, with the average dam installed with a capacity of 5.3 MW.

Reservoir Volume. The largest dam in United Kingdom by reservoir volume is Kielder Water Dam, impounding up to 0.20 billion m3 of water.The reservoir volumes of major dams in United Kingdom range from 0.05 billion m3 to 0.20 billion m3, with the average being 0.1 billion m3.

Dam Types. The most common dam type among the major dams in United Kingdom is the embankment dam.


Let's check out some of these tallest and largest dams in United Kingdom.

Llyn Brianne Dam.

Aerial view of Llyn Brianne Dam

Llyn Brianne Dam is located in Wales, United Kingdom (Europe). The embankment dam was completed in 1970 (52 years old).

Llyn Brianne Dam is the tallest dam in United Kingdom. The embankment dam has an installed capacity of 5MW and stands 91 meters tall.

 

 Compare Llyn Brianne Dam with Wyangala Dam from Australia.

 Compare Llyn Brianne Dam with Edgar Dam from Australia.


Clywedog Reservoir Dam.

Aerial view of Clywedog Reservoir Dam

Located in Llanidloes, Wales, United Kingdom, Clywedog Reservoir Dam is a buttress dam. It was built in 1965 (57 years since completion).

Clywedog Reservoir Dam is the 3rd tallest buttress dam in the world. The structural height of Clywedog Reservoir Dam is 72 meters while its structural volume of 0.20 million m3. The buttress dam can hold up to 0.05 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Clywedog Reservoir Dam with Daniel-Johnson Dam from Canada.

 Compare Clywedog Reservoir Dam with Haweswater Dam from United Kingdom.


Kielder Water Dam.

Aerial view of Kielder Water Dam

Kielder Water Dam is an embankment dam located in Northumberland, England, United Kingdom (Europe). It was completed in 1975 (47 years old).

Kielder Water Dam is the largest hydroelectric dam in United Kingdom by installed capacity. The structural height of Kielder Water Dam is 52 meters. The embankment dam can hold up to 0.20 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 6MW.

 

 Compare Kielder Water Dam with Fort Randall Dam from United States.

 Compare Kielder Water Dam with Bath County Pumped Storage Station from United States.


Vyrnwy Dam.

Aerial view of Vyrnwy Dam

Vyrnwy Dam is a masonry dam located in Powys, Wales, United Kingdom (Europe). It was completed in 1888 (134 years old).

The masonry dam stands at a height of 44 meters and impounds up to 0.06 billion m3 of water.

 


Rutland Water Dam.

Aerial view of Rutland Water Dam

Rutland Water Dam is a 47-year-old embankment dam (completed in 1975). It is located in Rutland, England, United Kingdom (Europe).

Rutland Water Dam impounds the 2nd largest reservoir volume in United Kingdom. The structural height of Rutland Water Dam is 35 meters. The embankment dam can hold up to 0.12 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Rutland Water Dam with Serpentine Dam from Australia.

 Compare Rutland Water Dam with Jindabyne Dam from Australia.


Haweswater Dam.

Aerial view of Haweswater Dam

Haweswater Dam is located in Cumbria, England., United Kingdom (Europe). The buttress dam was completed in 1935 (87 years old).

Haweswater Dam is the 3rd largest buttress dam in the world by reservoir volume. The structural height of Haweswater Dam is 27.50 meters. The buttress dam can hold up to 0.08 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Haweswater Dam with Daniel-Johnson Dam from Canada.

 Compare Haweswater Dam with Clywedog Reservoir Dam from United Kingdom.


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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