Top 10 Tallest Dams in the World
The Construction of the Dams depending on the River flow and the location of the surrounding Area, most of the tallest Dams built between the valleys, Hills that makes dam easier and stronger to build. Currently, Nurek Dam is the tallest in the world located in Tajikistan at the height of 300m. There are many tallest under construction dams, 335m in Tajikistan and 312m Shungjiangkou Dam in China, when it completed that could be in 1, 2 positions in the list. China has many Largest and tallest Dams when compared to other countries, there are many tallest dams still under construction China will hold the rank of 4 Dams in top 10 lists of Highest Dams after the construction.
The Following Tallest Man Made Dams in the World measured by Height from the bottom of the Construction of the Dams.
|No.||Name of the Dam||Construction Date||Height||Inflow River||Location |
|1||Nurek Dam||1961-1980||300m||Vakhsh||Nurek, Tajikistan|
|2||Xiaowan Dam||2002-2010||292m||Lancang||Yunnan, China|
|3||Grande Dixence Dam||1953-1964||285m||Dixence||Heremence, Switzerland|
|4||Inguri Dam||1961-1987||271.5m||Inguri||Jvari, Georgia|
|6||Manuel Moreno Torres Dam||1974-1980||261m||Grijalva||Chicoasen, Mexico|
|7||Tehri Dam||1978-2006||261m||Bhagirathi||Uttarakhand, India|
|8||Mauvoisin Dam||1951-1957||250m||Bagnes||Valais, Switzerland|
|9||Laxiwa Dam||2004-2009||250m||Huang He||Qinghal, China|
|10||Alberto Lieras Dam||1989||250m||Guavio River||Guavio, Colombia|