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.