Largest Man-Made Dams in Canada

Canada, a country in South America and one of the largest countries with a wonderful landscape and cool climate as it is near to the arctic circle. Canada has sufficient water resources and many of the dams are built several decades ago on the notable rivers. The dams were constructed for many purposes including hydroelectric power production, municipal water supplies, irrigation and Nowadays, the dams are attracting tourists. Here, the largest Dams are ranked by the total volume (in km3) of the water.

1. Daniel-Johnson Dam

Inflow River: Manicouagan River
Year Built: 1968
Location: Manicouagan Regional County Municipality, Quebec
Nominal Volume (km3): 142

Daniel-Johnson Dam

2. W.A. C. Bennett Dam

Inflow River: Peace River
Year Built: 1967
Location: Hudson’s Hope, British Columbia
Nominal Volume (km3): 74

W. A. C. Bennett Dam

3. Robert-Bourassa generating station

Inflow River: La Grande River
Year Built: 1981
Location: Baie-James, Quebec
Nominal Volume (km3): 62

Robert-Bourassa generating station

4. La Grande-3 generating station

Inflow River: La Grande River
Year Built: 1981
Location: Baie-James, Quebec
Nominal Volume (km3): 60

La Grande-3 generating station

5. Brisay generating station

Inflow River: Caniapiscau River
Year Built: 1981
Location: Baie-James, Quebec
Nominal Volume (km3): 54

6. Kenney Dam

Inflow River: Nechako–Kemano
Year Built: 1966
Location: Kemano, British Columbia
Nominal Volume (km3): 35

7. Churchill Falls Dam

Inflow River: Churchill River
Year Built: 1971
Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Nominal Volume (km3): 33

8. Jenpeg Dam

Inflow River: Nelson River
Year Built: 1975
Location: Northern Manitoba
Nominal Volume (km3): 32

9. Iroquois Dam

Inflow River: St. Lawrence River
Year Built: 1958
Location: Iroquois, Ontario
Nominal Volume (km3): 30

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