Largest Dams in Asia by Reservoir Volume

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Largest Dams in Asia by Reservoir Volume - the largest dam by reservoir volume is the Bakun Dam of Malaysia holding up to 43.80 billion m3 of water, followed by Three Gorges Dam of China which holds up a reservoir of 39.30 billion m3. Located along the Yangtze River at Hubei province, the Three Gorges Dam is also the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW).

 Compare Bakun Dam of Malaysia with Three Gorges Dam of China


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Bakun Dam.   

Located in Malaysia, Bakun Dam is a 205-meter tall dam with an installed capacity of 2,400MW. Completed in 2011, Bakun Dam can hold up to 43.80 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Bakun Dam with Goupitan Dam from Asia.

 Compare Bakun Dam with Xiaowan Dam from Asia.

Bakun Hydroelectric Plant (HEP) (Youtube/SARAWAK ENERGY Official)

Three Gorges Dam.   

Largest hydroelectric dam in the world. Three Gorges Dam of China is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world with an installed capacity of 22,500MW. Completed in 2008, the 181-meter tall dam has a structural volume of 27.40 million m3 and holds up to 39.30 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Three Gorges Dam with Nurek Dam from Asia.

 Compare Three Gorges Dam with Bakun Dam from Asia.

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

Longtan Dam.   

Located in China, Longtan Dam is a 216.20-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 7.67 million m3. Completed in 2009, Longtan Dam can hold up to 27.27 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 6,426MW.

 

 Compare Longtan Dam with Xiluodu Dam from Asia.

 Compare Longtan Dam with Jinping-II Dam from Asia.

Longtan Dam龙滩水电站 (Youtube/Chinese bridge)

Nuozhadu Dam.   

Located in China, Nuozhadu Dam is a 261.50-meter tall dam with an installed capacity of 5,850MW. Completed in 2012, Nuozhadu Dam can hold up to 21.75 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Nuozhadu Dam with Guangzhao Dam from Asia.

Nuozhadu Dam糯扎渡水电站 (Youtube/Chinese Bridge)

 


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