Largest Dams by Structural Volume

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The structural volume of a dam is the total space occupied by the materials forming the dam structure computed between abutments and from top to bottom of dam. The abutment refers to the part of the valley side against which the dam is constructed.

Largest Dams by Structural Volume - the largest dam in the world by structural volume is Tarbela Dam of Pakistan with a dam volume of 153 million m3. At second, is the 96-million-m3 Fort Peck Dam of United States, followed by Atatürk Dam of Turkey with a dam volume of 84.50 million m3.

 Compare Tarbela Dam with Guanyinyan Dam from China.


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Tarbela Dam.   

Located in Pakistan, Tarbela Dam is a 143-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 153 million m3. Completed in 1976, Tarbela Dam can hold up to 13.70 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 4,888MW.

 

 Compare Tarbela Dam with Xiluodu Dam from Asia.

 Compare Tarbela Dam with Jinping-II Dam from Asia.

Tarbela Dam Aerial View (credit: Youtube/Mountains Spot)

Fort Peck Dam.   

Located in United States, Fort Peck Dam is a 76.40-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 96 million m3. Completed in 1940, Fort Peck Dam can hold up to 23 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 185MW.

 

 Compare Fort Peck Dam with New Bullards Bar Dam from North America.

 Compare Fort Peck Dam with Churchill Falls Generating Station from North America.

Drone over Fort Peck Dam (credit: Youtube/ Gunner Benavente)

Atatürk Dam.   

Located in Turkey, Atatürk Dam is a 166-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 84.50 million m3. Completed in 1990, Atatürk Dam can hold up to 48.70 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 2,400MW.

 

 Compare Atatürk Dam with Berke Dam from Europe.

 Compare Atatürk Dam with Deriner Dam from Europe.

Turkey 23 Ataturk Dam (credit: Youtube/Murray Moss)

Houtribdijk.   

Located in Netherlands, Houtribdijk is a 13-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 78 million m3. The construction of Houtribdijk was completed in 1968.

 

 Compare Houtribdijk with Kölnbrein Dam from Europe.

 Compare Houtribdijk with Mauvoisin Dam from Europe.

Houtribdijk reinforcement: Building with Nature - Rijkswaterstaat

 


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

Tallest Dams: world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America

Dams with Largest Structural Volume: world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America

Dams with Largest Reservoir Volume: world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America


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