Top 10 Tallest Dams Wallpapers in the World
This is a list of the tallest dams in the world over 135 meters in height. Currently, the tallest dam in the world is the Nurek in Tajikistan at 300 meters.
1. Nurek Dam,Tajikistan
The Nurek Dam is a large earth fill dam located on the Vakhsh River in the central Asian nation of Tajikistan. The Nurek Dam was constructed by the Soviet Union between the years of 1961 and 1980. At 300 m (984 ft) it is currently the tallest dam in the world. It is uniquely constructed, with a central core of cement forming an impermeable barrier within a 300-meter-high rock and earth fill construction. Length of the dam top is 714m, width at foundation level is 1420m and at the dam top is 20m.
2. Grande Dixence Dam, Switzerland
The Grande Dixence Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Dixence River at the head of the Vald Herens in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.
03. Inguri Dam, Georgia
The Inguri Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Inguri River in Georgia. Currently it is the world's Third highest concrete arch dam with a height of 272 metres.It is located north of the town Jvari.
4. Vajont Dam, Italy
5. Chicoasen Dam, Mexico
6. Tehri Dam, India
7. Alvaro Obregon Dam, Mexico
8. Mauvoisin Dam, Switzerland
9. Guavio Dam, Colombia
10. Mica Dam, Canada
The Mica Dam is a hydroelectric dam spanning the Columbia River 135 kilometres north of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada.