Largest Dams in Europe by Structural Volume

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The Atatürk Dam is a zoned rock-fill dam on the Euphrates River in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. The reservoir created behind the dam, called Lake Atatürk Dam, is the fourth largest in the world. The Atatürk Dam stands at 166m tall and has a structure volume of 84.5 million cubic meters.

The Houtribdijk dam of Netherlands, frequently called the "Enkhuizen–Lelystad dike", has an estimated structure volume of 78 million cubic meters.

The Afsluitdijk dam of Netherlands is at third, with a dam volume of 36.50 million m3.

 Compare Atatürk Dam with Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam from Russia.


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Atatürk Dam.   

Located in Turkey, Atatürk Dam is a 166-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 84.50 million m3. Completed in 1990, Atatürk Dam can hold up to 48.70 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 2,400MW.

 

 Compare Atatürk Dam with Berke Dam from Europe.

 Compare Atatürk Dam with Deriner Dam from Europe.

Turkey 23 Ataturk Dam (credit: Youtube/Murray Moss)

Houtribdijk.   

Located in Netherlands, Houtribdijk is a 13-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 78 million m3. The construction of Houtribdijk was completed in 1968.

 

 Compare Houtribdijk with Kölnbrein Dam from Europe.

 Compare Houtribdijk with Mauvoisin Dam from Europe.

Houtribdijk reinforcement: Building with Nature - Rijkswaterstaat

Afsluitdijk.   

Located in Netherlands, Afsluitdijk is a 13-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 36.50 million m3. Completed in 1932, Afsluitdijk can hold up to 5.50 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Afsluitdijk with Altınkaya Dam from Europe.

 Compare Afsluitdijk with Ust-Ilimsk Hydroelectric Power Station from Europe.

The new Afsluitdijk, the largest pumping station in Europe - Rijkswaterstaat

Kölnbrein Dam.   

Located in Austria, Kölnbrein Dam is a 200-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 35.20 million m3. Completed in 1979, Kölnbrein Dam can hold up to 1.58 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 1,029MW.

 

 Compare Kölnbrein Dam with Keban Dam from Europe.

 Compare Kölnbrein Dam with Atatürk Dam from Europe.

4K - Dam Malta Austria (Kölnbrein Dam) Cinematic (credit: Youtube/ Hayco)

 


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