There are many water dams in the world, whose height is more than you think. There are about 4,000 small and big dams in India. The main purpose of constructing dams is for irrigation, power generation, shipping, and water. Today we will talk about the top 10 highest dams in the world…
Nurek dam, Tajikistan
Nurek Dam is the highest dam in the world. The Nurek Dam is about 304 meters (980 ft) high and 700 meters (2,300 ft) long. This dam is built on the Vakhsh River in Tajikistan. Construction of this dam started in 1961 and ended in 1981. Nine Francis turbine generator power has been installed at Nurek Dam. The capacity of the Nurek Dam is 3,015 MW.
Xiaowan Dam, China
Xiaowan Dam is the second-highest dam in the world. It is 292 meters (958 ft) high. This dam is built on the Lancang River in China. This dam has been constructed mainly for hydroelectric generation and it supports about 4,200 MW station. This dam has been constructed between 2002 to 2010.
Grande Dixence dam, Switzerland
The Grande Dixence Dam is built on the Dixence River in Switzerland. The dam has a height of 285 meters (about 935 feet) and a length of 700 meters 2,297 feet. This dam is also built for hydropower. This dam in Switzerland provides fuel to four power stations and this dam provides electricity to about 40,000 homes.
Enguri Dam, Georgia
The Enguri Dam is one of the highest dams in the world. This dam is built on the Enguri River in Georgia. The height of this dam is 271.5 meters (891 ft). It is located north of the town Jvari. It is part of the Enguri hydroelectric power station (HES) which is partially located in Abkhazia.
Vajont Dam, Italy Vajont
The Vajont Dam is built on the Vajont River in Italy. The Vajont Dam has a height of 261.6 m (858 ft) and a length of 160 m (520 ft). Construction of this dam started in 1956.
Manuel Moreno Torres Dam, Mexico
The Manuel Moreno Torres Dam is built on the Grijalva River in Mexico. The dam was constructed between 1974 and 1980.
Nuozhadu Dam, China
The Neojajdu Dam is built on the Lancang River in China. This dam is built for hydroelectric power generation. The height of this dam is 261 meters (856 ft).
Tehri Dam, India
The ‘Tehri Dam’ is the highest dam in India. The dam is built on the river Bhagirathi in Uttarakhand district. The height of the Tehri Dam is 260.5 m (855 ft) and the length is 575 m (1,886 ft). The Tehri Dam has a capacity of 1,000 MW.
Mon Voisin Dam, Switzerland
The Mövoisin Dam is located in Switzerland. The height of this dam is 250 m (820 ft) and length
It is 520 meters (1,710 ft). The Movoisin dam has been constructed between 1951 and 1957.
Laxiwa Dam, China
This 4,200 MW power dam is built on the ‘Yellow River’ of China. Its height is 250 meters (820 ft) and length is 460 meters (1,510 ft).