World's 25 Largest Capacity Reservoirs

 

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  Reservoir Cubic Yards Cubic Meters River or Basin Location Year Completed
1 Owen Falls

3,537,000,000,000

2,700,000,000,000

Lake Victoria/Nile, Uganda

1954

2 Kariba 236,586,000,000 180,600,000,000 Zambezi, Zimbabwe/Zambia 1959
3 Bratsk 221,744,000,000 169,270,000,000 Angara, Russia 1964
4 Aswan High 211,765,000,000 162,000,000,000 Nile, Egypt 1970
5 Akosombo 196,078,000,000 150,000,000,000 Volta, Ghana 1965
6 Daniel Johnson 185,826,000,000 141,852,000,000 Manicouagan, Quebec 1968
7 Guri 176,470,000,000 135,000,000,000 Caroni, Venezuela 1986
8 Krasnoyarsk 96,023,000 73,300,000 Yenesei, Russia 1967
9 W. A. C. Bennett 92,105,000,000 70,309,000,000 Peace, British Columbia 1967
10 Zeya 89,604,000 68,400,000 Zeya, Russia 1978
11 Cabora Bassa 82-530,000 63,000,000 Zambezi, Mozambique 1974
12 La Grande 2 80,847,000 61,715,000 La Grande, Quebec 1978
13 La Grande 3 78,626,000 60,020,000 La Grande, Quebec 1981
14 Ust-Ilim 77,683,000 59,300,000 Angara, Russia 1977
15 Boguchany 76,242,000 58,200,000 Angara, Russia 1989
16 Volga-V.I. Lenin (Kuibyshev)

75,980,000,000

58,000,000,000

Volga, Russia

1955

17 Capiapiscau 70,478,000 53,800,000 Caniapiscau, Quebec  
18 Bukhtarma 65,238,000 49,800,000 Irtysh, Russia 1960
19 Atuturk 63,797,000 48,700,000 Euphrates, Turkey 1990
20 Irkutsk 60,260,000 46,000,000 Angara, Russia 1989
21 Tucurui 64,753,000 49,536,000 Tocantins, Brazil 1984
22 Lower Kama 58,858,000 45,000,000 Kama, Russia 1987
23 Vilyue 47,029,000 35,900,000 Vilyui, Russia 1967
24 Sanmenxia 46,374,000 35,400,000 Huanghe (Yellow River), China 1960
25 Wuluwati 45,359,000 34,700,000 Kalakashi, China 1999

Source; International Committee on Large Dams (1998)

 

 

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