Top 10 Largest Dams In The World all Time

Guri Dam

Guri Dam is also one of the world’s tallest dams with a height of 162 m. In addition to holding back the Caroni River

Aswan High Dam

Lake Nasser has a capacity of 132 km³ and the water is used to irrigate the surrounding land in both Egypt.

Atatürk Dam

The  Atatürk Dam itself is quite large with a height of 169 meters and a length of 1,819 meters (5,968 feet).

Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydroelectric power plant and has an installed capacity of 22,500 MW.

Garrison Dam

The reservoir formed by Garrison Dam is called Lake Sakakawea, which has a volume of 29 cubic kilometers.

Oahe Dam

The fourth-largest reservoir in the United States. Lake Oahe has a capacity of 29 cubic kilometers.

Fort Peck Dam

Fort Peck Dam is another large dam located along the Missouri River in the United States, in the upper Missouri River Basin.

Tarbela Dam

Before the dam was built in the late 1960s through the late 1970s, the flow of the Indus River was unpredictable.

Nurek Dam

Nurek Dam provides the most electricity, about 3,000 MW this accounts for about 75% of Tajikstan’s electricity needs.

Gardiner Dam

Lake Diefenbaker has a capacity of 9.4 cubic kilometers. Gardiner Dam is one of the largest dams in the world.

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