Largest Dams by Reservoir Volume

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 In this list, we rank the dams by the volume of water held in the reservoir.

Largest Dams by Reservoir Volume - the largest dam by reservoir volume is the Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station of Russia holding up to 169.27 billion m3 of water, followed by Aswan Dam of Egypt which holds up a reservoir of 169 billion m3 or the equivalent of 67,600,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.. The Aswan Dam releases about 55 cubic kilometres of water annually, some 46 cubic kilometres of which is diverted to irrigation of crops, enabling the production of average 1.8 crops per year.

 Compare Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station with Aswan Dam


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Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station.   

3rd Largest hydroelectric dam in Europe. Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station of Russia is the third-largest hydroelectric dam in Europe with an installed capacity of 4,515MW. Completed in 1967, the 124.50-meter tall dam holds up to 169.27 billion m3 of water in its reservoir.

 

 Compare Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station with Kölnbrein Dam from Europe.

 Compare Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station with Krasnoyarsk Dam from Europe.

Bratsk hydroelectric power station (Youtube/k1cha)

Aswan Dam.   

Located in Egypt, Aswan Dam is a 111-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 44.30 million m3. Completed in 1970, Aswan Dam can hold up to 169 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 2,100MW.

 

 Compare Aswan Dam with Gilgel Gibe III Dam from Africa.

Aswan High Dam (credit: Youtube/Largest Dams)

Daniel-Johnson Dam.   

Located in Canada, Daniel-Johnson dam is a 214-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 2.20 million m3. Completed in 1970, Daniel-Johnson dam can hold up to 142 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 1,596MW.

 

 Compare Daniel-Johnson Dam with Zimapán Dam from North America.

 Compare Daniel-Johnson Dam with W. A. C. Bennett Dam from North America.

Drone Daniel Johnson Dam Quebec, Canada (Youtube/James Bebop)

Guri Dam.   

3rd Largest hydroelectric dam in South America. Guri Dam of Venezuela is the third-largest hydroelectric dam in South America with an installed capacity of 10,235MW. Completed in 1978, the 162-meter tall dam has a structural volume of 29.80 million m3 and holds up to 135 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Guri Dam with Ilha Solteira Dam from South America.

 Compare Guri Dam with Santo Antônio Dam from South America.

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Dams Lists

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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