Largest Dams in Canada by Reservoir Volume
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Daniel-Johnson Dam is the largest dam by reservoir volume in Canada, with a reservoir of 142 billion m3. At second and third, are Robert-Bourassa generating station with a volume of 61.70 billion m3 of water and 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 dam impounding up to 39.9 billion m3 of water.

 Compare Daniel-Johnson Dam with W. A. C. Bennett 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 buttress dam stands at a height of 214 meters and impounds up to 142 billion m3 of water. Daniel-Johnson dam has a structural volume of 2.20 million m3 and 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)

Robert-Bourassa generating station, also known as La Grande-2, is an embankment dam located in Baie-James, Quebec, Canada (North America). It was completed in 1981 (41 years old).

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 Changheba Dam from China.

 Compare Robert-Bourassa Generating Station with Edgar Dam from Australia.


Churchill Falls Generating Station.

Churchill Falls Generating Station (Youtube/VOCMNEWS)

Churchill Falls Generating Station is a 48-year-old dike system (completed in 1974). 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 dike system has an installed capacity of 5,428MW. Churchill Falls Generating Station stands 64 meters tall and can impound up to 32.64 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 2.20 million m3.

 

 Compare Churchill Falls Generating Station with Houtribdijk from Netherlands.


Mica Dam.

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

Completed in 1973, Mica Dam is a 49-year-old embankment dam. It is located in Mica Creek, British Columbia, Canada (North America).

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

 

 Compare Mica Dam with Wivenhoe Dam from Australia.

 Compare Mica Dam with Eucumbene Dam from Australia.


Gardiner Dam.

Gardiner Dam by NewsTalk980CJME

Gardiner Dam is an embankment dam located in Saskatchewan, Canada (North America). It was completed in 1967 (55 years old).

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 Wyangala Dam from Australia.

 Compare Gardiner Dam with Chicoasén 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 stands at a height of 186 meters and impounds up to 7.40 billion m3 of water. W. A. C. Bennett Dam has a structural volume of 43.70 million m3 and an installed capacity of 2,876MW.

 

 Compare W. A. C. Bennett Dam with Kielder Water Dam from United Kingdom.

 Compare W. A. C. Bennett Dam with Aswan Dam from Egypt.


Revelstoke Dam.

Revelstoke Dam (Youtube/Simon Rizzardo)

Revelstoke Dam, also known as Revelstoke Canyon Dam, is located in Revelstoke, Canada (North America). The composite dam was completed in 1984 (38 years old).

Revelstoke Dam is the 2nd tallest composite dam in the world. The composite dam has an installed capacity of 2,480MW. Revelstoke Dam stands 175 meters tall and can impound up to 1.52 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Revelstoke Dam with Keban Dam from Turkey.

 Compare Revelstoke Dam with Boguchany Dam from Russia.


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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