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.


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Here are the largest dams by structural volume in Asia.

Tarbela Dam.

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

Tarbela Dam is an embankment dam located in Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan (Asia). It was completed in 1976 (46 years old).

The embankment dam stands at a height of 143 meters and impounds up to 13.70 billion m3 of water. Tarbela Dam has a structural volume of 153 million m3 and an installed capacity of 4,888MW.

 

 Compare Tarbela Dam with Fairbairn Dam from Australia.

 Compare Tarbela Dam with Eucumbene Dam from Australia.


Mangla Dam.

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

Mangla Dam is located in Mangla, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan (Asia). The embankment dam was completed in 1967 (55 years old).

The structural height of Mangla Dam is 147 meters while its structural volume of 65.40 million m3. The embankment dam can hold up to 7.25 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 1,000MW.

 

 Compare Mangla Dam with Jiangpinghe Dam from China.

 Compare Mangla Dam with Fort Randall Dam from United States.


Nurek Dam.

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

Nurek Dam is an embankment dam located in Nurek, Khatlon region, Tajikistan (Asia). It was completed in 1980 (42 years old).

Nurek Dam is the 2nd tallest dam in the world. The embankment dam stands at a height of 300 meters and impounds up to 10.50 billion m3 of water. Nurek Dam has a structural volume of 54 million m3 and an installed capacity of 3,015MW.

 

 Compare Nurek Dam with Nuozhadu Dam from China.

 Compare Nurek Dam with Hirakud Dam from India.


San Roque Dam.

San Roque Dam (credit: Youtube/Merikano)

Located in San Manuel and San Nicolas, Pangasinan; and Itogon, Benguet, Philippines, San Roque Dam is an embankment dam. It was built in 2003 (19 years since completion).

San Roque Dam is the tallest dam in Philippines. The installed capacity of San Roque Dam is 345MW. The embankment dam stands 200 meters tall and can impound up to 0.84 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 40 million m3.

 

 Compare San Roque Dam with Xing√≥ Dam from Brazil.

 Compare San Roque Dam with Chicoas√©n Dam from Mexico.


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 structural height of Three Gorges Dam is 181 meters while its structural volume of 27.40 million m3. The gravity dam can hold up to 39.30 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 22,500MW.

 

 Compare Three Gorges Dam with Boyabat Dam from Turkey.

 Compare Three Gorges Dam with Belo Monte Dam from Brazil.


Hirakud Dam.

Hirakud Dam, Birds eye view (credit: Youtube/ India & The world)

Located in Region near Sambalpur, Odisha, India, Hirakud Dam is an embankment dam. It was built in 1957 (65 years since completion).

The structural height of Hirakud Dam is 60.96 meters while its structural volume of 19.20 million m3. The embankment dam can hold up to 8.14 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 348MW.

 

 Compare Hirakud Dam with Angat Dam from Philippines.

 Compare Hirakud Dam with Pantabangan Dam from Philippines.


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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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