Last updated January 20th, 2015 at 01:41 pm
Dams are the big source of power in the world and they are generating most of the world’s electricity through water. Electricity produced by the dams is called hydro power and most of the world electricity came from hydro power. There area thousands of dams in the world, which are producing electricity in different ranges of capacity. Today we will discuss top 10 largest dams in the world, which have storage capacity in thousands of cubic meters. Below is the list of 10 biggest Dams in the world.
10: San Lius Dam
This dam is located in United states of America in its state “California”. It was oped in 1967 and there are 8 turbines operating in this dam. It capacity is about 424 Mega volts.
9: Oroville Dam
This dam is also in united states of America in California, it was opened in 1968. Its installed capacity is about 819 Mega volts.
8: Mangla Dam
This great dam is from Pakistan, it was opened in 1967 and there are 10 turbines there. The installed capacity of this dam is about 1000 Mega volts.
7: Gardiner Dam
Gardiner Dam is from Canada, this dam was opened in 1967. Its capacity of storing water is about 7600000 acre feet.
6: Guri Dam
Guri Dam is from Bolivar which is a country established in 1901. The installed capacity for electricity generation of this dam is about 10,235 Mega volts.
5: Flevoland Dyke
This is combined network of dams in the flevoland which is a province of Netherlands. The water storage volume of this dam is about 78,000,000 cubic meters.
4: Ataturk Dam
The Ataturk Dam is in Turkey which is well known middle eastern country. this dam was opened in 1992 and it consists of 8 turbines with 300 mega volts capacity each.
3: Fort Peck Dam
Here is another Dam from United states of America in its states Montana. Its installed capacity is about 185 mega volts but it is in 500 acres.
2: Syncrude Tailings Dam
Syscrude Tailings dam is from Canada in its province Alberta. Its length is about 18 kilometers. It storage capacity is about 540,000,000 cubic meters.
1: Terbela Dam
Here is another Dam from Pakistan, which is known all over the world. It was opened in 1978 and the installed capacity of this dam is about 3478 mega volts.
So, this is the list of top 10 largest dams in the world. This list will increase your knowledge about dams and electricity in the world. Note that this list is based on the storage capacity of water not on the electricity capacity, so keep this in mind while reading post. In this post there are two dams from United states of America, two from Pakistan (Asia ), One from Canada, from from Turkey ( middle east ), from from Netherlands ( Europe ), and the biggest in this list is from Pakistan. We hope you will like the stuff but stay in touch with because there is coming more.