Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

The 11 Biggest Dams in the World

Page 1 of 11

We measure in volumes with this list of the 11 biggest dams in the world. Dams have been an integral part of the creation of cities, towns and society as we know it. Dams have helped store water in times of drought. It is also one of the main reasons why we can use water as a means of power in some areas of the world. For others, it’s a way to contain the water so that we can establish good structures while preventing floods and other catastrophes. You might be asking yourself the question: “What are the biggest dams in the world?”

To answer this question, we have to consider mainly the volume of a dam. Not just on it’s pure height but also the thickness and the compounded size of the material of the dam. You might notice that a lot of these dams come from both the United States and Canada. If you’re looking for more lists of civil works, check out the 11 Countries with the Best Roads in the World.

Dams have provided a lot of advancement in different aspects of technology. Because of dams we’ve improved our research and have advanced in power, navigation, irrigation, protection and a few other things. Dams have also received significant upgrades compared to the ancient dams of the Middle East and the Roman times. Let’s check the first one in this list:

11. San Luis Dam

This dam in California is responsible for the San Luis reservoir. The main use of the dam is to allow a source of water to draw hydroelectricity from. You’ll find a hydroelectricity plant and its turbines situated along the reservoir.

800px-Romero_Overlook_San_Luis_Dam_and_San_Luis_Resevoir

Page 1 of 11
Loading...