Tallest Dams in United States (USA)

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Tallest Dams in United States - the tallest of which is Oroville Dam 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 Oroville Dam with Oahe Dam


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Oroville Dam.   

Tallest dam in United States. 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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Dams with Largest Structural Volume: world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America | USA | Canada

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