World's 25 Largest Volume Dams

 

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  Reservoir Cubic Yards Cubic Meters River or Basin and Location Year Completed
1 New Cornelia Tailings 274,445,000 209,500,000 Ten Mile Wash, Arizona 1973
2 Tarbela 138,297,000 106,000,000 Indus Pakistan 1976
3 Fort Peck 125,825,000 96,050,000 Missouri River, Montana 1937
4 Lower Usuma 121,830,000 93,000,000 Usuma, Nigeria 1990
5 Tucurui 111,612,000 85,200,000 Tocantins, Brazil 1984
6 Ataturk 111,350,000 84,500,000 Euphrates, Turkey 1990
7 Guri (Raul Leoni) 102,142,000 77,971,000 Caroni, Venezuela

1986

8 Oahe 87,137,000 66,517,000 Missouri, South Dakota

1958

9 Gardiner 87,137,000 66,517,000 South Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan 1968
10 Mangla 85,726,000 65,400,000 Jhelum, Pakistan 1967
11 Afsluitdijk 83,093,000 63,430,000 Zuider Zee, Netherlands 1932
12 Oroville 80,125,000 61,164,000 Feather, California 1968
13 San Luis 78,022,000 59,559,000 San Luis, California 1967
14 Nurek 75,980,000 58,000,000 Vakhssh, Tajikistan 1980
15 Garrison 66,607,000 50,845,000 Missouri, North Dakota 1956
16 Cochiti 65,801,000 50,230,000 Grande, New Mexico 1975
17 Oosterschelde 65,500,000 50,000,000 Vense Gat Oosterschelde, Netherlands 1986
18 Tabqua (Thawra) 60,260,000 46,000,000 Euphrates, Syria 1976
19 Aswan, High 58,033,000 44,300,000 Nile, Egypt 1970
20 W.A.C. Bennett 57,290,000 43,733,000 Peace, Canada 1967
21 Kiev 55,544,000 42,400,000 Dnieper, Ukraine 1964
22 Dantiwada 53,762,000 41,040,000 Banas, India 1965
23 Saratov 52,924,000 40,400,000 Volga, Russia 1967
24 Earthquake Lake 50,079,000 38,228,000 Madison, Montana 1959
25 Fort Randall 50,042,000 38,200,000 Missouri, South Dakota 1952

Source; International Water Power & Dam Construction Handbook, 1993

 

 

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