Largest Dams in Canada by Structural Volume
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  Overview

The largest dam in Canada by structural volume is Gardiner Dam at 65.40 million m3. At second and third, are W. A. C. Bennett Dam with a structure volume of 43.70 million m3 and Churchill Falls Generating Station at 2.20 million m3.The structural volumes of major dams in Canada range from 2.20 million m3 to 65.40 million m3, with the average being 28.4 million m3.

 Compare Gardiner Dam with La Grande-4

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 Canada.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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Dams with Largest Structural Volume: world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America | USA | Canada | Australia | UK

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