Largest Dams in United States (USA) by Reservoir Volume
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  Overview

The largest dam in United States by reservoir volume is Hoover Dam, impounding up to 35.20 billion m3 of water. The second largest dam by reservoir volume is Glen Canyon Dam with a volume of 33 billion m3 of water, while the third largest is Garrison Dam at 29 billion m3 of water.The reservoir volumes of major dams in United States range from 0.03 billion m3 to 35.20 billion m3, with the average being 12.1 billion m3.

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Here are the largest dams by reservoir volume in United States.

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 arch-gravity dam stands at a height of 221.40 meters and impounds up to 35.20 billion m3 of water. Hoover Dam has a structural volume of 2.48 million m3 and an installed capacity of 2,080MW.

 

 Compare Hoover Dam with Glen Canyon Dam from United States.

 Compare Hoover Dam with Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam from Russia.


Glen Canyon Dam.

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

Completed in 1966, Glen Canyon Dam is a 56-year-old arch-gravity dam. It is located in Coconino County, Arizona, United States (North America).

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

 

 Compare Glen Canyon Dam with Hoover Dam from United States.

 Compare Glen Canyon Dam with Berke Dam from Turkey.


Garrison Dam.

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

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

The structural height of Garrison Dam is 64 meters while its structural volume of 50.80 million m3. The embankment dam can hold up to 29 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Garrison Dam with Fort Randall Dam from United States.

 Compare Garrison Dam with Tarbela Dam from Pakistan.


Oahe Dam.

Diving the Oahe Dam in Pierre, SD (credit: Youtube/The Mitch)

Located in Hughes/Stanley counties, South Dakota, United States, Oahe Dam is an embankment dam. It was built in 1963 (59 years since completion).

The installed capacity of Oahe Dam is 786MW. The embankment dam stands 75 meters tall and can impound up to 29 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 70.30 million m3.

 

 Compare Oahe Dam with Robert-Bourassa Generating Station from Canada.

 Compare Oahe Dam with Xing√≥ Dam from Brazil.


Fort Peck Dam.

Drone over Fort Peck Dam (credit: Youtube/ Gunner Benavente)

Fort Peck Dam is an embankment dam located in Fort Peck, Montana, United States (North America). It was completed in 1940 (82 years old).

The installed capacity of Fort Peck Dam is 185MW. The embankment dam stands 76.40 meters tall and can impound up to 23 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 96 million m3.

 

 Compare Fort Peck Dam with La Esmeralda Dam from Colombia.

 Compare Fort Peck Dam with Fairbairn Dam from Australia.


Grand Coulee Dam.

Grand Coulee Dam (Youtube/Drones in the Wild)

Grand Coulee Dam is located in Washington State, United States (North America). The gravity dam was completed in 1942 (80 years old).

Grand Coulee Dam is the largest hydroelectric dam in North America by installed capacity. The gravity dam has an installed capacity of 6,809MW. Grand Coulee Dam stands 168 meters tall and can impound up to 12 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 9.16 million m3.

 

 Compare Grand Coulee Dam with Gezhouba Dam from China.

 Compare Grand Coulee Dam with Guangzhao Dam from China.


Fort Randall Dam.

Pontoon Cruisin on Ft Randall Dam (credit: Youtube/lowridin88)

Fort Randall Dam is located in Gregory County/Charles Mix County, South Dakota, United States (North America). The embankment dam was completed in 1953 (69 years old).

The embankment dam has an installed capacity of 320MW. Fort Randall Dam stands 50.30 meters tall and can impound up to 6.70 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 38.20 million m3.

 

 Compare Fort Randall Dam with Lake Echo Dam from Australia.

 Compare Fort Randall Dam with Bakun Dam from Malaysia.


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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