Tallest Dams in North America

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Tallest Dams in North America - the tallest of which is Chicoasén Dam of Mexico at a height of 261 meters. At second, is the 240-meter tall Mica Dam of Canada, followed by Oroville Dam - the tallest in the United States - with a height of 230 meters at third. It impounds Lake Oroville's 4.36 billion cubic meter of water and serves mainly for water supply, hydroelectricity generation and flood control.

 Compare Chicoasén Dam with Churchill Falls Generating Station from Canada.


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Chicoasén Dam.   

Tallest dam in North America. Chicoasén Dam of Mexico is the tallest hydroelectric dam in North America with a height of 261 meters. Completed in 1980, Chicoasén Dam is capable of holding up to 1.61 billion m3 of water, producing up to 2,430MW of power.

 

 Compare Chicoasén Dam with Glen Canyon Dam from North America.

 Compare Chicoasén Dam with Zimapán Dam from North America.

Visita a la Presa Hidroeléctrica de Chicoasén (Youtube/Rutilio Escandón Cadenas)

Mica Dam.   

2nd tallest dam in North America. Mica Dam of Canada is the second-tallest hydroelectric dam in North America with a height of 240 meters. Completed in 1973, Mica Dam is capable of holding up to 24.76 billion m3 of water, producing up to 2,805MW of power.

 

 Compare Mica Dam with Dworshak Dam from North America.

 Compare Mica Dam with Bath County Pumped Storage Station from North America.

BC Hydro Mica Dam Test Spill 26 July 2012 base of dam (Youtube/TOC Vernon)

Oroville Dam.   

3rd tallest dam in North America. Oroville Dam of United States is the third-tallest hydroelectric dam in North America with a height of 230 meters. Completed in 1968, Oroville Dam has a structural volume of 59.60 million m3 and is capable of holding up to 4.36 billion m3 of water, producing up to 819MW of power.

 

 Compare Oroville Dam with Gardiner Dam from North America.

 Compare Oroville Dam with Fort Randall Dam from North America.

Oroville Dam Aerial Video - Feb 16 2017 (credit: Youtube/Cal OES)

Hoover Dam.   

Located in United States, Hoover Dam is a 221.40-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 2.48 million m3. Completed in 1936, Hoover Dam can hold up to 35.20 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 2,080MW.

 

 Compare Hoover Dam with San Luis Dam from North America.

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

 


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