The highest dam in the world is the Jinping-I with a height of 305 meters with Yalong river
Construction highest dam in the world is Jinping dam built on the Yalong River in China. Building dams is usually used to store water that can be used for drinking water, plants, avoiding flooding and storage.
Some of the Highest Dam in the World are Located in China
Currently the construction of the dam already involves sophisticated technology and the size is getting bigger only.
China has become the home of the tallest dams in the world. Jingping dam was made in 2005 and finished 9 years later. The main function of this dam is to drive turbines hydroelectric plants.
The second highest dam in the world is in Tajikistan called Nurek dam. This dam was built in 1961 and was completed in 1980 with a height of 300 meters.
The third and fourth highest dam in the world is also in China the Xiaowan dam and Xiluodu. With a height which is not much different from the dam Jinping. The second dam is also used as a source of energy other than hydropower plants other functions.
The highest dam in Europe that also became the fifth tallest building in the world is the Grande Dixence in Switzerland which was built in 1964 with the main purpose of hydropower with 285 meters high. Then followed by Enguri dam and the Vajont located in Georgia. Next is the Mauvoisin dam in Switzerland. The world’s highest dam to 13 in Turkey with a height of 249 meters was named Deriner.
Tallest dam in Africa is Gilgel Gibe III dam 246 meters high whose construction was completed in late 2015.
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