Largest and Tallest Gravity dams in Asia
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Which are the tallest and largest gravity dams in Asia ?

Tallest Dams. Bhakra Dam of India is the tallest gravity dam in Asia, built at a height of 226 meters. At second and third, are Longtan Dam at a height of 216.20 meters and Toktogul Dam at 215 meters.The heights of the major gravity dams in Asia range from 37 meters to 226 meters, with the average gravity dam built at around 158.8 meters.

Countries with most major gravity dams. The country with the most major gravity dams in Asia is China.

 Compare Bhakra Dam with Toktogul Dam


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Installed Capacity. Three Gorges Dam of China is the largest gravity dam by installed capacity in Asia, built with a capacty of 22,500 MW.The installed capacities of major gravity dams in Asia range from 1,040 MW to 22,500 MW, with the average gravity dam installed with a capacity of 5,112.4 MW.

Reservoir Volume. Three Gorges Dam of China is the largest gravity dam by reservoir volume in Asia, with a reservoir of 39.30 billion m3.The reservoir volumes of major gravity dams in Asia range from 0.01 billion m3 to 39.30 billion m3, with the average gravity dam impounding up to 11.4 billion m3 of water.


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

Bhakra Dam.

Bhakra Dam Video (Youtube/ Lovel Aujla)

Located in Bilaspur district, Himachal, India, Bhakra Dam is a gravity dam. It was built in 1963 (59 years since completion).

Bhakra Dam is the 3rd tallest gravity dam in the world. The structural height of Bhakra Dam is 226 meters. The gravity dam can hold up to 9.34 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 1,325MW.

 

 Compare Bhakra Dam with Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station from Russia.


Longtan Dam.

Longtan Dam龙滩水电站 (Youtube/Chinese bridge)

Longtan Dam is a gravity dam located in Tian'e County, Guangxi, China (Asia). It was completed in 2009 (13 years old).

Longtan Dam impounds the 3rd largest reservoir volume in Asia. The gravity dam stands at a height of 216.20 meters and impounds up to 27.27 billion m3 of water. Longtan Dam has a structural volume of 7.67 million m3 and an installed capacity of 6,426MW.

 

 Compare Longtan Dam with Xiangjiaba Dam from China.

 Compare Longtan Dam with Bhakra Dam from India.


Toktogul Dam.

Toktogul dam (Youtube/Nice Travel)

Located in Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan, Toktogul Dam is a gravity dam. It was built in 1976 (46 years since completion).

The installed capacity of Toktogul Dam is 1,200MW. The gravity dam stands 215 meters tall and can impound up to 19.50 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Toktogul Dam with Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station from Russia.

 Compare Toktogul Dam with Burrinjuck Dam from Australia.


Guangzhao Dam.

The highest and largest highspeed railway arch with Guangzhao dam世界高铁第一桥与光照水电站 (Youtube/Chinese bridge)

Guangzhao Dam is a 14-year-old gravity dam (completed in 2008). It is located in Guanling County, Guizhou Province, China (Asia).

The structural height of Guangzhao Dam is 200.50 meters while its structural volume of 2.80 million m3. The gravity dam can hold up to 3.25 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 1,040MW.

 

 Compare Guangzhao Dam with Toktogul Dam from Kyrgyzstan.

 Compare Guangzhao Dam with Srisailam Dam from India.


Three Gorges Dam.

Amazing aerial view: World's largest shiplift at Three Gorges Dam (credit: Youtube/New China TV)

Three Gorges Dam is located in Sandouping, Yiling District, Hubei, China (Asia). The gravity dam was completed in 2008 (14 years old).

Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world by installed capacity. The installed capacity of Three Gorges Dam is 22,500MW. The gravity dam stands 181 meters tall and can impound up to 39.30 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 27.40 million m3.

 

 Compare Three Gorges Dam with Guri Dam from Venezuela.

 Compare Three Gorges Dam with Chief Joseph Dam from United States.


Xiangjiaba Dam.

Xiangjiaba Dam Documentary中国十大水电站之:向家坝纪录片 (Youtube/Chinese bridge)

Completed in 2012, Xiangjiaba Dam is a 10-year-old gravity dam. It is located in Yunnan Province, China (Asia).

The gravity dam has an installed capacity of 6,448MW. Xiangjiaba Dam stands 161 meters tall and can impound up to 5.16 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Xiangjiaba Dam with Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station from Russia.

 Compare Xiangjiaba Dam with Guanyinyan Dam from China.


Srisailam Dam.

Aerial view of Srisailam dam in Andhra Pradesh (Youtube/The Times of India)

Srisailam Dam is a 41-year-old gravity dam (completed in 1981). It is located in Andhra Pradesh, India (Asia).

Srisailam Dam is the largest hydroelectric dam in India by installed capacity. The gravity dam has an installed capacity of 1,670MW. Srisailam Dam stands 145.10 meters tall and can impound up to 6.12 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Srisailam Dam with Krasnoyarsk Dam from Russia.

 Compare Srisailam Dam with Tucuruí Dam from Brazil.


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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