List of reservoirs by volume

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The following page lists the largest reservoirs by volume.

Rank Name of dam Reservoir River Country Year Nominal volume km³ Ref.
1 Kariba Dam Lake Kariba Zambezi River  Zimbabwe 1959 180.6 ,[1] 160.3[2]
2 Bratsk Dam Bratsk Reservoir Angara River  Russia 1964 169 ,[1] 169.3[2]
3 Aswan High Dam Lake Nasser Nile River  Egypt 1971 157 [1][2]
4 Akosombo Dam Lake Volta Volta River  Ghana 1965 150 ,[1] 148[2]
5 Daniel-Johnson Dam Manicouagan Reservoir Manicouagan River  Canada 1968 141.851 ,[1] 141.7[2]
6 Guri Dam Lake Guri Caroní River  Venezuela 1986 135 [1]
7 W. A. C. Bennett Dam Williston Lake Peace River  Canada 1967 74.3 [1]
8 Krasnoyarsk Dam Krasnoyarsk Reservoir (ru) Yenisei River  Russia 1967 73.3 [1][2]
9 Zeya Hydroelectric Station (ru) Zeya Reservoir Zeya River  Russia 1978 68.4 [1][2]
10 Sanmenxia Dam Sanmenxia Reservoir Yellow River  People's Republic of China 1962 65 [1][2]
11 Robert-Bourassa generating station Robert-Bourassa Reservoir La Grande River  Canada 1981 61.715 [1]
12 La Grande-3 generating station La Grande-3 Nord Reservoir La Grande River  Canada 1981 60.02 [1]
13 Ust-Ilimsk Dam Ust-Ilimsk Reservoir Angara River  Russia 1977 59.3 [1][2]
14 Boguchany Dam Boguchany Reservoir Angara River  Russia 1989 58.2 [1]
15 Zhiguli Hydroelectric Station Kuybyshev Reservoir Volga River  Russia 1955 58 [1][2]
16 Cahora Bassa Dam Cahora Bassa Zambezi River  Mozambique 1974 55.8 [1]
17 Serra da Mesa Dam Serra da Mesa Reservoir Tocantins River  Brazil 1998 54.4 [3]
18 Brisay generating station Caniapiscau Reservoir Caniapiscau River  Canada 1981 53.8 [1]
19 PatiChapetón(proposal) Paraná River  Argentina  ? 53.7 [1]
20 Bukhtarma Hydroelectric Power Plant Bukhtarma Reservoir (ru) Irtysh River  Kazakhstan 1967 53 [1][2]
21 Dantsianhow  People's Republic of China 1962 51.6 [1]
22 Atatürk Dam Lake Atatürk Dam Euphrates  Turkey 1992 48.7 [1]
23 Irkutsk Dam Irkutsk Reservoir Angara River  Russia 1956 46 [1]
24 Tucuruí Dam Tocantins River  Brazil 1984 45.536 [1]
25 Lower Kama Hydroelectric Station Lower Kama Reservoir Kama River  Russia 1987 45 [1]
26 Loma de la Lata Dam? (Cerros Colorados Complex)[verification needed] Los Barreales Lake?[verification needed] Neuquén River  Argentina 1973 43.5 [1]
27 Planicie Banderita hydroelectric power plant (Cerros Colorados Complex) Mari Menuco Lake?[verification needed] Neuquén River  Argentina 1979 43 [1]
28 Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Reservoir Yangtze River  People's Republic of China 2009 39.3 [1]
29 Hoover Dam Lake Mead Colorado River  United States 1936 37.2968 [1]
30 Winar Grue?[verification needed]  Canada 1952 37 [1]
31 Roseires Dam Roseires Reservoir Blue Nile  Sudan 1966 36.3 [1]
32 Vilyuy Dam (ru) Vilyuy Reservoir (ru) Vilyuy River  Russia 1967 35.9 [1]
33 Glen Canyon Dam Lake Powell Colorado River  United States 1964 35.55019 [1]
34 Kenney Dam Nechako Reservoir NechakoKemano  Canada 1966 35 [1]
35 Sobradinho Dam Sobradinho Reservoir São Francisco River  Brazil 1979 34.1 [1]
36 Churchill Falls Smallwood Reservoir Churchill River  Canada 1971 32.64 [1]
37 Jenpeg Dam Lake Winnipeg outlet  Canada 1975 31.79 [1]
38 Keban Dam Keban Dam Lake Euphrates  Turkey 1971 31.5 [1]
39 Volga Hydroelectric Station Volgograd Reservoir Volga River  Russia 1958 31.5 [1]
40 Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam Sayano–Shushenskoye Reservoir (ru) Yenisei River  Russia 1990 31.3 [1]
41 Garrison Dam Lake Sakakawea Missouri River  United States 1953 30.22031 [1]
42 Kossou Dam Lake Kossou Bandama River  Ivory Coast 1961 30 [1]
43 Iroquois Dam St. Lawrence River  Canada 1958 29.95901 [1]
44 Oahe Dam Lake Oahe Missouri River  United States 1966 29.11018 [1]
45 Itaipu Dam Lake Itaipu (pt) Paraná River  Brazil and  Paraguay 1983 29 [1]

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