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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.

Grande Dixence Dam
Photo by Erik Rudolfs via Flickr

The Following Tallest Man Made Dams in the World measured by Height from the bottom of the Construction of the Dams.

Name of the Dam
Construction Date
Inflow River
1Nurek Dam1961-1980300mVakhshNurek, Tajikistan
2Xiaowan Dam2002-2010292mLancangYunnan, China
3Grande Dixence Dam1953-1964285mDixenceHeremence, Switzerland
4Inguri Dam1961-1987271.5mInguriJvari, Georgia
5Vajont1957-1960261.6mVajontVenice, Italy
6Manuel Moreno Torres Dam1974-1980261mGrijalvaChicoasen, Mexico
7Tehri Dam1978-2006261mBhagirathiUttarakhand, India
8Mauvoisin Dam1951-1957250mBagnesValais, Switzerland
9Laxiwa Dam2004-2009250mHuang HeQinghal, China
10Alberto Lieras Dam1989250mGuavio RiverGuavio, Colombia
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