Largest Dams in Asia 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.

The Tarbela Dam of Pakistan is the world's and Asia's largest dam by structural volume at a volume of 153 million cubic meters.

The Mangla Dam, also from Pakistan, has the second largest structural volume in Asia at 65.4 million cubic meters.

The Nurek Dam of the Republic of Tajikistan, also the second tallest dam in the world, is at third with a structural volume of 54 million cubic meters.

 Compare Tarbela Dam with Angat Dam from Philippines.


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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)

Mangla Dam.   

Located in Pakistan, Mangla Dam is a 147-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 65.40 million m3. Completed in 1967, Mangla Dam can hold up to 7.25 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 1,000MW.

 

 Compare Mangla Dam with Xiaowan Dam from Asia.

 Compare Mangla Dam with Jinping-II Dam from Asia.

Mangla Dam | Mirpur Azad Kashmir (credit: Youtube/Kashmir TV)

Nurek Dam.   

2nd tallest dam in the world. Nurek Dam of Tajikistan is the second-tallest hydroelectric dam in the world with a height of 300 meters. Completed in 1980, Nurek Dam has a structural volume of 54 million m3 and is capable of holding up to 10.50 billion m3 of water, producing up to 3,015MW of power.

 

 Compare Nurek Dam with Shuibuya Dam from Asia.

 Compare Nurek Dam with Hirakud Dam from Asia.

A bird's-eye view on Nurek. Tajikistan - CAREC energy

San Roque Dam.   

Located in Philippines, San Roque Dam is a 200-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 40 million m3. Completed in 2003, San Roque Dam can hold up to 0.84 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 345MW.

 

 Compare San Roque Dam with Xiaowan Dam from Asia.

 Compare San Roque Dam with Ertan Dam from Asia.

San Roque Dam (credit: Youtube/Merikano)

 


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