The highest dam in the world
Throughout history, people have built a dam for various reasons, whether it is for flood prevention, power generation or for the purchase of a water source. People first started to build dams in the Middle East thousands of years ago in the form of a small wall, but to date the dam are so huge electrical installation, perform a variety of functions, that their construction takes years. Therefore, regardless of whether you acknowledge whether the impact of these wonders of architecture in your life or not, we present to you the twenty-five highest dam in the world.
Toktogul Reservoir (Toktogul Dam)
This dam built to produce hydroelectricity and irrigation possibilities, on the river Naryn (Naryn River) in Jalal-Abad (Jalal-Abad) region of Kyrgyzstan is the lowest in our list at an altitude of 215 meters.
Luntanskaya hydroelectric (Longtan Dam)
Luntanskaya a huge hydroelectric gravity dam constructed of concrete compacted ice rink, which is located on the river hongshui river (Hongshui River) in China. Its height is 216, is 5 meters.
Glen Canyon dam (Glen Canyon Dam)
The dam, named after the Glen Canyon - row of colorful gorges, most of which at the moment is under the reservoir, has created the second largest artificial lake in the United States.
Dworshak Dam (Dworshak Dam)
With its height of 219 meters Dworshak Dam is the third highest in the United States and the highest direct concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere.
Dam Kotra (Contra Dam), Switzerland
Kotra Dam, also known as the dam "Verzasca" (Verzasca Dam) or dam Locarno (Locarno Dam), is an arch dam located on the river Verzasca (Verzasca River) in Switzerland.
Hoover Dam (Hoover Dam), Arizona
Hoover Dam, which was once called Boulder Dam (Boulder Dam), is a concrete arch-gravity dam located in the Black Canyon (Black Canyon) of the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada.
Dam Luzzone (Luzzone Dam), Switzerland
This dam, which is located on the slopes of the world's highest artificial climbing wall, reaches a height of 225 meters.
Bhakra Dam (Bhakra Dam), India
This is a concrete gravity dam, located on the Sutlej River (Sutlej River) near the border between the states of Punjab (Punjab) and Himachal Pradesh (Himachal Pradesh) in the north of India.
Karun-4 Dam (Karun-4 Dam), Iran
This arched concrete dam on the river Karun (Karun River) in Iran was built mainly for power generation and flood prevention.
Dam Shuybuya (Shuibuya Dam), China
The height of the dam Shuybuya built not only for electricity generation, but also to prevent flooding, shipping, tourism and fishing is 233 meters.
Chirkey hydropower plant, Russia
This arched concrete dam on the Sulak River is the highest arch dam in Russia at the height of 232, 5 meters.
The dam of El Cajon (El Cajón Dam), Honduras
This dam, officially known as the Central hydroelectric behalf of Francisco Morazán (Central Hidroeléctrica Francisco Morazán), a hydroelectric power plant, located on the west of Honduras.
The dam Oroville (Oroville Dam), California
At an altitude of 230 meters, this earthen dam is at Feather River (Feather River) in California is the highest in the United States.
Ertan Dam (Ertan Dam), China
This 240-meter-high arch dam is located on the Yalong River (Yalong River), a tributary of the Yangtze River (Yangtze River), Sichuan (Sichuan Province) in south-west China.
Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant named after PS Neporozhny, Russia
This dam is located on the Yenisei River, near Sayanogorsk in Russia, is the largest hydroelectric power plant in the country and the eighth the size of the hydroelectric power plant in the world.
Dam Mika (Mica Dam), Canada
This 243 meter high dam is located on the Columbia River (Colombia River) at 135 kilometers north of Revelstoke (Revelstoke), Canada.
Dam Deriner (Deriner Dam), Turkey
This dam, named after Ibrahim Deriner (İbrahim Deriner), who died while in the position of chief engineer of his research group, located on the Chorokhi River (Çoruh River) 5 km to the east of the city of Artvin (Artvin), Turkey.
Dam Laksiva (Laxiwa Dam), China
Dam Laksiva a 250-meter arch dam located on Huanhe River (Yellow River) in Qinghai (Qinghai Province), in the northwest of China.
Dam Movuazen (Mauvoisin Dam), Switzerland
Dam Movuazen, against which one can see Mont Blanc de Sheylon (Mont Blanc de Cheilon), creates Movuazen lake in the Swiss Alps.
Teri Dam (Tehri Dam), India
This multi rockfill dam on the Bhagirathi River (Bhagirathi River) near the town of Tehri in Uttarakhand state (Uttarakhand), India reaches a height of 261 meter.
Vajont Dam (Vajont Dam), Italy
This is an unused dam in the north of Venice, Italy. In 1963, a landslide led to the fact that the dam overflowed, killing 2000 people.
Inguri hydropower plant, Georgia
This hydroelectric power plant on the Inguri River in Georgia is the second highest concrete arch dam in the world.
Dam Grand Diksens (Grande Dixence Dam), Switzerland
At an altitude of 285 meters, this concrete gravity dam on the river Diksens in Switzerland is the highest of its kind in the world.
Dam Syaovan (Xiaowan Dam), China
The main purpose of arch dam Syaovan on the Mekong River (Mekong River) in China, is the development of hydropower.
Nurekskaya hydroelectric (Nurek Dam), Tajikistan
This earthen fill dam on the Vakhsh (Vakhsh River) in Tajikistan is currently the tallest dam in the world at an altitude of 300 meters.