Tallest Dams In The World

Tallest Dams In The World

1 . Toktogul Dam

A hydroelectric and irrigation dam on the Naryn River in the Jalal Abad Province of Kyrgyzstan, this dam is the shortest on our list at 215 meters high.

2 . Longtan Dam

Longtan Dam is a large roller compacted concrete gravity dam on the Hongshui River in China. It stands at 216.5 meters.

3 . Glen Canyon Dam

Named for Glen Canyon, a colorful series of gorges most of which now lies under the reservoir, the dam created the second largest artificial lake in the United States.

4 . Dworshak Dam

At 219 meters, Dworshak is the third tallest dam in the United States and the tallest straight axis concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere.

5 . Contra Dam Switzerland

Commonly known as the Verzasca Dam and the Locarno Dam, the Contra is an arch dam on the Verzasca River in Switzerland.

6 . Hoover Dam Arizona

Once known as Boulder Dam, the Hoover Dam is a concrete arch gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada.

7 . Luzzone Dam Switzerland

Featuring the world s highest artificial climbing wall on one of its sides, this dam stands at 225 meters.

8 . Bhakra Dam India

This is a concrete gravity dam across the Sutlej River near the border between Punjab and Himachal Pradesh in northern India.

9 . Karun 4 Dam Iran

An arch dam on the Karun River in Iran its primary objectives are electric power supply and flood control.

10 . Shuibuya Dam China

Built not just for power but also to promote flood control, navigation, tourism and fishery, the Shuibuya Dam is 233 meters tall.