Largest Dams in Europe by Reservoir Volume
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Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station of Russia is the largest dam by reservoir volume in Europe, with a reservoir of 169.27 billion m3. The second largest dam by reservoir volume is Boguchany Dam with a volume of 58.20 billion m3 of water, while the third largest is Zhiguli Hydroelectric Station at 57.30 billion m3 of water.The reservoir volumes of major dams in Europe range from 0.05 billion m3 to 169.27 billion m3, with the average dam impounding up to 16.9 billion m3 of water.

 Compare Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station with Boyabat Dam


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Here are the largest dams by reservoir volume in Europe.

Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station.

Bratsk hydroelectric power station (Youtube/k1cha)

Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station, also known as 50 years of Great October, is a 55-year-old gravity dam (completed in 1967). It is located in Bratsk, Russia (Europe).

Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station impounds the largest reservoir volume in the world. The installed capacity of Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station is 4,515MW. The gravity dam stands 124.50 meters tall and can impound up to 169.27 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station with Burdekin Dam from Australia.

 Compare Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station with Gezhouba Dam from China.


Boguchany Dam.

Водосброс на Богучанской ГЭС (Youtube/Krasnoyarsk Gorod)

Boguchany Dam is a composite dam located in Kodinsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia (Europe). It was completed in 2015 (7 years old).

Boguchany Dam is the largest composite dam in the world by reservoir volume. The composite dam stands at a height of 96 meters and impounds up to 58.20 billion m3 of water. Boguchany Dam has an installed capacity of 2,997MW.

 

 Compare Boguchany Dam with Keban Dam from Turkey.

 Compare Boguchany Dam with Volga Hydroelectric Station from Russia.


Zhiguli Hydroelectric Station.

Zhiguli Dam - Russia (credit: Youtube/Largest Dams)

Zhiguli Hydroelectric Station is an embankment dam located in Zhigulyovsk, Russia (Europe). It was completed in 1957 (65 years old).

Zhiguli Hydroelectric Station is the 3rd largest embankment dam in the world by reservoir volume. The structural height of Zhiguli Hydroelectric Station is 52 meters. The embankment dam can hold up to 57.30 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 2,488MW.

 

 Compare Zhiguli Hydroelectric Station with Cochiti Dam from United States.

 Compare Zhiguli Hydroelectric Station with Atatürk Dam from Turkey.


Atatürk Dam.

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

Atatürk Dam, also known as Karababa Dam, is an embankment dam located in Şanlıurfa-Adıyaman, Turkey, Turkey (Europe). It was completed in 1990 (32 years old).

The installed capacity of Atatürk Dam is 2,400MW. The embankment dam stands 166 meters tall and can impound up to 48.70 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 84.50 million m3.

 

 Compare Atatürk Dam with La Esmeralda Dam from Colombia.

 Compare Atatürk Dam with Altınkaya Dam from Turkey.


Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam.

Russia‬: Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP (Youtube/John Sommers)

Located in Sayanogorsk, Khakassia, Russia, Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam is an arch-gravity dam. It was built in 1985 (37 years since completion).

Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam is the tallest arch-gravity dam in the world. The structural height of Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam is 242 meters. The arch-gravity dam can hold up to 31.30 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 6,400MW.

 

 Compare Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam with Berke Dam from Turkey.


Keban Dam.

Hydroelektrownia Keban Dam (Youtube/wromar518)

Located in Elazığ, Turkey, Keban Dam is a composite dam. It was built in 1974 (48 years since completion).

Keban Dam is the tallest composite dam in the world. The composite dam has an installed capacity of 1,330MW. Keban Dam stands 207 meters tall and can impound up to 30.60 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Keban Dam with Volga Hydroelectric Station from Russia.


Afsluitdijk.

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

Afsluitdijk is a 90-year-old dike system (completed in 1932). It is located in The region between North Holland and Friesland provinces, Netherlands (Europe).

The dike system stands at a height of 13 meters and impounds up to 5.50 billion m3 of water. Afsluitdijk has a structural volume of 36.50 million m3.

 

 Compare Afsluitdijk with Churchill Falls Generating Station from Canada.

 Compare Afsluitdijk with La Grande-4 from Canada.


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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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