Largest Dams in Canada by Reservoir Volume

By  Sam Drake , views , updated
Categories: Urban Canada Americas
Dataset contains 8 data items (see table below).

Overview

The largest dam in Canada by reservoir volume is Daniel-Johnson Dam, impounding up to 142 billion m3 of water. The second largest dam by reservoir volume is Robert-Bourassa generating station with a volume of 61.70 billion m3 of water, while the third largest is Churchill Falls Generating Station at 32.64 billion m3 of water.The reservoir volumes of major dams in Canada range from 1.52 billion m3 to 142 billion m3, with the average being 39.9 billion m3.

 Compare Daniel-Johnson Dam with Mica Dam

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Here are the largest dams by reservoir volume in Canada.

Daniel-Johnson Dam.

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

Completed in 1970, Daniel-Johnson dam is a 52-year-old buttress dam. It is located in Manicouagan Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada (North America).

Daniel-Johnson Dam impounds the 3rd largest reservoir volume in the world. The structural height of Daniel-Johnson dam is 214 meters while its structural volume of 2.20 million m3. The buttress dam can hold up to 142 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 1,596MW.

 

 Compare Daniel-Johnson Dam with Itaipu Dam from Brazil-Paraguay.

 Compare Daniel-Johnson Dam with Haweswater Dam from United Kingdom.


Robert-Bourassa Generating Station.

Welcome to Robert-Bourassa generating facility in Baie-James (Youtube/Hydro - Québec)

Completed in 1981, Robert-Bourassa generating station is a 41-year-old embankment dam. It is also known as La Grande-2 and is located in Baie-James, Quebec, Canada (North America).

Robert-Bourassa Generating Station is the 2nd largest hydroelectric embankment dam in the world by installed capacity. The installed capacity of Robert-Bourassa generating station is 5,616MW. The embankment dam stands 162 meters tall and can impound up to 61.70 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Robert-Bourassa Generating Station with Mangla Dam from Pakistan.

 Compare Robert-Bourassa Generating Station with Tarbela Dam from Pakistan.


Churchill Falls Generating Station.

Churchill Falls Generating Station (Youtube/VOCMNEWS)

Completed in 1974, Churchill Falls Generating Station is a 48-year-old dike system. It is located in Labrador, Canada (North America).

Churchill Falls Generating Station is the largest hydroelectric dike system in the world by installed capacity. The structural height of Churchill Falls Generating Station is 64 meters while its structural volume of 2.20 million m3. The dike system can hold up to 32.64 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 5,428MW.

 

 Compare Churchill Falls Generating Station with Houtribdijk from Netherlands.

 Compare Churchill Falls Generating Station with Afsluitdijk from Netherlands.


Mica Dam.

BC Hydro Mica Dam Test Spill 26 July 2012 base of dam (Youtube/TOC Vernon)

Located in Mica Creek, British Columbia, Canada, Mica Dam is an embankment dam. It was built in 1973 (49 years since completion).

Mica Dam is the 2nd tallest dam in North America. The installed capacity of Mica Dam is 2,805MW. The embankment dam stands 240 meters tall and can impound up to 24.76 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Mica Dam with Copeton Dam from Australia.

 Compare Mica Dam with Macagua Dam from Venezuela.


Gardiner Dam.

Gardiner Dam by NewsTalk980CJME

Located in Saskatchewan, Canada, Gardiner Dam is an embankment dam. It was built in 1967 (55 years since completion).

The embankment dam stands at a height of 64 meters and impounds up to 9.40 billion m3 of water. Gardiner Dam has a structural volume of 65.40 million m3 and an installed capacity of 186MW.

 

 Compare Gardiner Dam with Darwin Dam from Australia.

 Compare Gardiner Dam with La Yesca Dam from Mexico.


W. A. C. Bennett Dam.

Tour of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam (credit: Youtube/Shaw TV Northern BC)

Completed in 1968, W. A. C. Bennett Dam is a 54-year-old embankment dam. It is located in Hudson's Hope, British Columbia, Canada (North America).

The embankment dam has an installed capacity of 2,876MW. W. A. C. Bennett Dam stands 186 meters tall and can impound up to 7.40 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 43.70 million m3.

 

 Compare W. A. C. Bennett Dam with Mangla Dam from Pakistan.

 Compare W. A. C. Bennett Dam with Cochiti Dam from United States.


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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