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)

Completed in 1976, Tarbela Dam is a 46-year-old embankment dam. It is located in Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan (Asia).

The installed capacity of Tarbela Dam is 4,888MW. The embankment dam stands 143 meters tall and can impound up to 13.70 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 153 million m3.

 

 Compare Tarbela Dam with Crotty Dam from Australia.

 Compare Tarbela Dam with Oahe Dam from United States.


Mangla Dam.

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

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

The installed capacity of Mangla Dam is 1,000MW. The embankment dam stands 147 meters tall and can impound up to 7.25 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 65.40 million m3.

 

 Compare Mangla Dam with Macagua Dam from Venezuela.

 Compare Mangla Dam with Bakun Dam from Malaysia.


Nurek Dam.

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

Completed in 1980, Nurek Dam is a 42-year-old embankment dam. It is located in Nurek, Khatlon region, Tajikistan (Asia).

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 Edgar Dam from Australia.

 Compare Nurek Dam with Scotts Peak Dam from Australia.


San Roque Dam.

San Roque Dam (credit: Youtube/Merikano)

San Roque Dam is located in San Manuel and San Nicolas, Pangasinan; and Itogon, Benguet, Philippines (Asia). The embankment dam was completed in 2003 (19 years old).

San Roque Dam is the tallest dam in Philippines. The embankment dam has an installed capacity of 345MW. San Roque 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 Fairbairn Dam from Australia.

 Compare San Roque Dam with Crotty Dam from Australia.


Three Gorges Dam.

Amazing aerial view: World's largest shiplift at Three Gorges Dam (credit: Youtube/New China TV)

Three Gorges Dam is a gravity dam located in Sandouping, Yiling District, Hubei, China (Asia). It was completed in 2008 (14 years old).

Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world by installed capacity. The gravity dam has an installed capacity of 22,500MW. Three Gorges Dam stands 181 meters tall and can impound up to 39.30 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 27.40 million m3.

 

 Compare Three Gorges Dam with Burrinjuck Dam from Australia.

 Compare Three Gorges Dam with Dworshak Dam from United States.


Hirakud Dam.

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

Hirakud Dam is an embankment dam located in Region near Sambalpur, Odisha, India (Asia). It was completed in 1957 (65 years old).

The embankment dam has an installed capacity of 348MW. Hirakud Dam stands 60.96 meters tall and can impound up to 8.14 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 19.20 million m3.

 

 Compare Hirakud Dam with Aswan Dam from Egypt.

 Compare Hirakud Dam with Darwin Dam from Australia.


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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