Largest Dams in North America by Reservoir Volume
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Daniel-Johnson Dam of Canada is the largest dam by reservoir volume in North America, with a reservoir of 142 billion m3. 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 Hoover Dam at 35.20 billion m3 of water.The reservoir volumes of major dams in North America range from 0.03 billion m3 to 142 billion m3, with the average dam impounding up to 18.2 billion m3 of water.

 Compare Daniel-Johnson Dam with Fort Randall Dam


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Here are the largest dams by reservoir volume in North America.

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 Haweswater Dam from United Kingdom.

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


Robert-Bourassa Generating Station.

Welcome to Robert-Bourassa generating facility in Baie-James (Youtube/Hydro - Qu├ębec)

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 Fort Peck Dam from United States.

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


Hoover Dam.

Hoover Dam Aerial & Ground Tour Information (Youtube/ TampaAerialMedia)

Located in Black Canyon, Arizona, United States, Hoover Dam is an arch-gravity dam. It was built in 1936 (86 years since completion).

The installed capacity of Hoover Dam is 2,080MW. The arch-gravity dam stands 221.40 meters tall and can impound up to 35.20 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 2.48 million m3.

 

 Compare Hoover Dam with Gariep Dam from South Africa.


Glen Canyon Dam.

Glen Canyon Dam -- Aerial Survey (Youtube/ Francha Cavitt)

Glen Canyon Dam is an arch-gravity dam located in Coconino County, Arizona, United States (North America). It was completed in 1966 (56 years old).

Glen Canyon Dam is the 2nd largest arch-gravity dam in the world by reservoir volume. The arch-gravity dam has an installed capacity of 1,320MW. Glen Canyon Dam stands 220 meters tall and can impound up to 33 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Glen Canyon Dam with Berke Dam from Turkey.

 Compare Glen Canyon Dam with Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam from Russia.


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 installed capacity of Churchill Falls Generating Station is 5,428MW. The dike system 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 La Grande-4 from Canada.

 Compare Churchill Falls Generating Station with Houtribdijk from Netherlands.


Garrison Dam.

Garrison Dam - June 8, 2011 (credit: Youtube/NDNationalGuard)

Garrison Dam is an embankment dam located in McLean/Mercer Counties, North Dakota, United States (North America). It was completed in 1954 (68 years old).

The embankment dam stands at a height of 64 meters and impounds up to 29 billion m3 of water. Garrison Dam has a structural volume of 50.80 million m3.

 

 Compare Garrison Dam with Mangla Dam from Pakistan.

 Compare Garrison Dam with Eucumbene Dam from Australia.


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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