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

Tallest Dams. The tallest gravity dam in the world is Grande Dixence Dam of Switzerland with a height of 285 meters. At second and third, are Gilgel Gibe III Dam at a height of 250 meters and Bhakra Dam at 226 meters.The heights of the major gravity dams in the world range from 37 meters to 285 meters, with the average height at around 142.9 meters.

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

 Compare Grande Dixence Dam with Srisailam Dam


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Installed Capacity. The largest gravity dam in the world by installed capacity is Three Gorges Dam of China with a capacity of 22,500 MW.The installed capacities of major gravity dams in the world range from 28 MW to 22,500 MW, with the average being 4,068.7 MW.

Reservoir Volume. The largest gravity dam in the world by reservoir volume is Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station of Russia, impounding up to 169.27 billion m3 of water.The reservoir volumes of major gravity dams in the world range from 0.01 billion m3 to 169.27 billion m3, with the average being 20.3 billion m3.

Regions with most major gravity dams. The region with the most major gravity dams in the world is Asia.


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

Grande Dixence Dam.

The Wall | Grande Dixence Switzerland (Youtube/ds drone)

Located in Hérémence, Switzerland, Grande Dixence Dam is a gravity dam. It was built in 1961 (61 years since completion).

Grande Dixence Dam is the tallest gravity dam in the world. The structural height of Grande Dixence Dam is 285 meters while its structural volume of 6 million m3. The gravity dam can hold up to 0.40 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 2,069MW.

 

 Compare Grande Dixence Dam with Guangzhao Dam from China.

 Compare Grande Dixence Dam with Boyabat Dam from Turkey.


Gilgel Gibe III Dam.


Completed in 2015, Gilgel Gibe III Dam is a 7-year-old gravity dam. It is located in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia (Africa).

Gilgel Gibe III Dam is the 2nd tallest gravity dam in the world. The structural height of Gilgel Gibe III Dam is 250 meters. The gravity dam can hold up to 14.70 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 1,870MW.

 

 Compare Gilgel Gibe III Dam with Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station from Russia.

 Compare Gilgel Gibe III Dam with Guangzhao Dam from China.


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.


Dworshak Dam.

EVH1971 Dworshak Dam Quadcopter flying (Youtube/Eric Hansen)

Located in Clearwater County, Idaho, United States, Dworshak Dam is a gravity dam. It was built in 1973 (49 years since completion).

The structural height of Dworshak Dam is 219 meters. The gravity dam can hold up to 4.28 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 400MW.

 

 Compare Dworshak Dam with Jinping-II Dam from China.

 Compare Dworshak Dam with Bhakra Dam from India.


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.


Boyabat Dam.

Boyabat HES Barajı (Hydroelectric power plant dam) (Youtube/İTPİNT İTPİNT)

Boyabat Dam is located in The border region of Sinop and Samsun Provinces, Turkey (Europe). The gravity dam was completed in 2012 (10 years old).

The gravity dam stands at a height of 195 meters and impounds up to 3.56 billion m3 of water. Boyabat Dam has a structural volume of 2.30 million m3 and an installed capacity of 513MW.

 

 Compare Boyabat Dam with Hume Dam from Australia.

 Compare Boyabat Dam with Belo Monte 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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