List of tallest dams

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This is a list of the tallest dams in the world over 135 m (443 ft) in height. The tallest dam in the world is the Jinping-I Dam, an arch dam in China at 305 m (1,001 ft). The tallest embankment dam and second tallest dam in the world is the 300 m (984 ft) Nurek Dam in Tajikistan. The tallest gravity dam is the 285 m (935 ft) high Grande Dixence Dam in Switzerland. The highest natural dam, Usoi Dam 567 m (1,860 ft) in Tajikistan is higher than the highest existing man-made one.

Existing[edit]

Name Height Type Country River Year
completed
Jinping-I Dam 305 m (1,001 ft) Concrete arch  China Yalong 2013
Nurek Dam 300 m (980 ft)[1][2][3] Embankment, earth-fill  Tajikistan Vakhsh 1980
Xiaowan Dam 292 m (958 ft) Concrete arch  China Lancang 2010
Xiluodu Dam 285.5 m (937 ft) Concrete arch  China Jinsha River 2013
Grande Dixence Dam 285 m (935 ft) Concrete gravity   Switzerland Dixence 1964
Enguri Dam 271.5 m (891 ft) Concrete arch  Georgia Enguri 1987
Vajont Dam (disused) 261.6 m (858 ft) Concrete arch  Italy Vajont 1959
Nuozhadu Dam 261.5 m (858 ft) Embankment  China Lancang River 2012
Manuel Moreno Torres (Chicoasén) Dam[4] 261 m (856 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  Mexico Grijalva River 1980
Tehri Dam 260.5 m (855 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  India Bhagirathi 2006
Mauvoisin Dam[5] 250 m (820 ft) Concrete arch   Switzerland Bagnes 1957
Laxiwa Dam 250 m (820 ft) Concrete arch  China Yellow River 2009
Deriner Dam 249 m (817 ft) Concrete double-arch  Turkey Çoruh River 2012
Alberto Lleras (Guavio) Dam 243 m (797 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Colombia Guavio River 1989
Mica Dam 243 m (797 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  Canada Columbia River 1973
Gilgel Gibe III Dam 243 m (797 ft) Roller-compacted concrete gravity  Ethiopia Omo River 2015
Sayano Shushenskaya Dam 242 m (794 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Russia Yenisei River 1985
Ertan Dam 240 m (790 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  China Yalong River 1999
Changheba Dam 240 m (790 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Dadu River 2016
La Esmeralda Dam 237 m (778 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Colombia Bata 1976
Oroville Dam 234.7 m (770 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  United States Feather River 1968
El Cajón Dam 234 m (768 ft) Concrete double-arch  Honduras Humuya River 1985
Shuibuya Dam 233 m (764 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Qingjiang 2008
Chirkey Dam[6] 232.5 m (763 ft) Concrete arch  Russia Sulak River 1976
Goupitan Dam 232.5 m (763 ft) Concrete double-arch  China Wu Jiang River 2009
Karun-4 Dam 230 m (750 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Iran Karun 2010
Bhakra Dam[6] 226 m (741 ft) Concrete gravity  India Sutlej 1963
Luzzone Dam[6] 225 m (738 ft) Concrete arch   Switzerland Lago di Luzzone 1963
Hoover Dam 221.46 m (726.6 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  United States Colorado River 1936
Jiangpinghe Dam 221 m (725 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Loushui River 2012
Contra Dam 220 m (720 ft) Concrete arch   Switzerland Verzasca River 1965
La Yesca Dam 220 m (720 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Mexico Rio Grande de Santiago 2012
Mratinje Dam 220 m (720 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Montenegro Piva 1976
Dworshak Dam 218.6 m (717 ft) Concrete gravity  United States NF Clearwater River 1973
Longtan Dam 216.5 m (710 ft) Roller-compacted concrete gravity  China Hongshui River 2009
Glen Canyon Dam 216.4 m (710 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  United States Colorado River 1966
Toktogul Dam 215 m (705 ft) Concrete gravity  Kyrgyzstan Naryn 1974
Daniel-Johnson Dam 214 m (702 ft) Concrete multiple-arch gravity  Canada Manicouagan River 1970
Dagangshan Dam 210 m (690 ft) Concrete arch  China Dadu River 2015
Keban Dam 210 m (690 ft) Combined: rock-fill and concrete gravity  Turkey Euphrates River 1974
San Roque Dam 210 m (690 ft) Embankment  Philippines Agno River 2003
Ermenek Dam 210 m (690 ft) Concrete double-arch  Turkey Göksu 2009
Irapé Dam 208 m (682 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Brazil Jequitinhonha River 2006
Bakun Dam 205 m (673 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Malaysia Balui River 2011
Karun-3 Dam 205 m (673 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Iran Karun River 2005
Zimapán Dam 203 m (666 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Mexico Moctezuma River 1993
Dez Dam 203 m (666 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Iran Dez River 1963
Almendra Dam 202 m (663 ft) Concrete arch  Spain Tormes River 1970
Campos Novos Dam 202 m (663 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Brazil Canoas River 2006
Berke Dam 201 m (659 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Turkey Ceyhan River 2001
Guangzhao Dam 200.5 m (658 ft) Concrete gravity  China Beipan River 2008
Kölnbrein Dam 200 m (660 ft) Concrete double-arch gravity  Austria Streams in upper Malta 1977
Shahid Abbaspour Dam (Karun 1) 200 m (660 ft) Concrete double-arch  Iran Karun River 1976
New Bullards Bar Dam 196.6 m (645 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  United States Yuba River 1969
Itaipu Dam 196 m (643 ft) Concrete gravity  Brazil /  Paraguay Paraná River 1984
Altinkaya Dam[6] 195 m (640 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Turkey Kizil Irmak 1988
Boyabat Dam 195 m (640 ft) Concrete gravity  Turkey Kizilirmak River 2012
Kárahnjúkastífla Dam 193 m (633 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Iceland Jökulsá 2009
New Melones Dam 190.5 m (625 ft) Embankment, earth/rock-fill  United States Stanislaus River 1979
W.A.C. Bennett Dam 190.5 m (625 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  Canada Peace River 1968
Sogamoso Dam 190 m (620 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Colombia Sogamoso 2014
Arkun Dam 188 m (617 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  Turkey Çoruh River 2014
Miel 1 Dam 188 m (617 ft) Roller-compacted concrete gravity  Colombia Miel River 2002
Aguamilpa Dam 187 m (614 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Mexico Rio Grande de Santiago 1993
Kurobe Dam 186 m (610 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Japan Kurobe River 1963
Pubugou Dam 186 m (610 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Yalong River 2010
Zillergründl Dam 186 m (610 ft) Concrete arch  Austria Ziller 1986
Sanbanxi Dam 185.6 m (609 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Yuanshui River 2006
Oymapinar Dam 185.5 m (609 ft) Concrete arch  Turkey Manavgat River 1984
Barra Grande Dam 185 m (607 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Brazil Pelotas River 2005
Katse Dam 185 m (607 ft) Concrete double-arch  Lesotho Malibamat'so River 1996
Tekeze Dam 183 m (600 ft) Concrete gravity  Ethiopia Tekeze River 2009
Three Gorges Dam 181 m (594 ft) Concrete gravity  China Yangtze River 2008
Mossyrock Dam 184.7 m (606 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  United States Cowlitz River 1968
Shasta Dam 183.5 m (602 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  United States Sacramento River 1945
Techi Dam (Deji, Tachian)[6] 181 m (594 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Taiwan Dajia (Tachia) 1974
Artvin Dam 180 m (590 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Turkey Çoruh River 2016
Tignes Dam[6] 180 m (590 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  France Lac du Chevril 1952
Dartmouth Dam 180 m (590 ft) Embankment, earth/rock-fill  Australia Mitta Mitta River 1979
Emosson Dam 180 m (590 ft) Concrete arch   Switzerland Barberini 1973
Amir Kabir Dam 180 m (590 ft) Concrete arch  Iran Karaj 1961
Piedra del Águila Dam 180 m (590 ft) Concrete gravity  Argentina Rio Limay 1993
Upper Gotvand Dam 180 m (590 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Iran Karun 2012
Hongjiadu Dam 179.5 m (589 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Liuchong River 2005
Longyangxia Dam 178 m (584 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  China Yellow River 1992
Tianshengqiao Dam 178 m (584 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Nanpan River 2000
El Cajón 178 m (584 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Mexico Rio Grande de Santiago 2007
New Don Pedro Dam 178 m (584 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  United States Tuolumne River 1971
Danjiangkou Dam 176.6 m (579 ft) Concrete gravity  China Han River 1973
Takase Dam 176 m (577 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Japan Shinano 1978
Marun Dam 175 m (574 ft) Embankment  Iran Marun River 1998
Hasan Ugurlu Dam[6] 175 m (574 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Turkey Yesilirmak 1981
Karakaya Dam 173 m (568 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Turkey Euphrates River 1987
Alpe Gera Dam[7] 174 m (571 ft) Concrete gravity  Italy Cormor 1964
Revelstoke Dam 174 m (571 ft) Concrete gravity  Canada Columbia River 1984
Thissavros Dam 172 m (564 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Greece Nestos 1996
Hungry Horse Dam 171.9 m (564 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  United States Flathead River 1953
Cahora Bassa Dam 171 m (561 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Mozambique Zambezi River 1974
Denis-Perron Dam[8] 171 m (561 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Canada Sainte-Marguerite River 2002
Kajiwa Dam 171 m (561 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Muli River
Kığı Dam 170 m (560 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Turkey Peri River
Paute Dam 170 m (560 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Ecuador Paute River
Atatürk Dam 169 m (554 ft) Embankment, rock-fill with clay-core  Turkey Euphrates River
Daryan Dam 169 m (554 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Iran Sirvan River
Idukki Dam 168 m (551 ft) Concrete arch  India Periyar 1973
Bruno Creek Tailings Dam 168 m (551 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  United States Bruno Creek
Charvak Dam[6] 168 m (551 ft) Embankment, earth/rock-fill  Uzbekistan Chirchik 1970
Guandi Dam 168 m (551 ft) Concrete gravity  China Yalong River
Gura Apelor Dam 168 m (551 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Romania Raul Mare
Seven Oaks Dam 168 m (551 ft) Embankment, earth/rock-fill  United States Santa Ana River
Dongfeng Dam 168 m (551 ft) Concrete arch  China Wu
Grand Coulee Dam 167.6 m (550 ft) Concrete gravity  United States Columbia River
Koldam Dam 167 m (548 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  India Sutlej 2015
Mazar Dam[6] 166 m (545 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Ecuador Paute River
Vidraru Dam 166 m (545 ft) Concrete arch  Romania Arges
Kremasta Dam 165 m (541 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  Greece Achelous River
Thomson Dam 165 m (541 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  Australia Thomson River
Wujiangdu Dam 165 m (541 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  China Wujiang River
Trinity Dam 164 m (538 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  United States Trinity River
Masjed Soleyman Dam 164 m (538 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill with clay-core  Iran Karun
Sardar Sarovar Dam 163 m (535 ft) Concrete gravity  India Narmada 2017
Guri Dam 162 m (531 ft) Concrete gravity  Venezuela Río Caroní
Talbingo Dam 162 m (531 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  Australia Tumut River
Huites Dam 162 m (531 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Mexico Fuerte
Robert-Bourassa Dam[9] 162 m (531 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  Canada La Grande River
Tankeng Dam 162 m (531 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Ou River
Tokuyama Dam 161 m (528 ft) Embankment  Japan Ibi River
Xiangjiaba Dam 161 m (528 ft) Concrete gravity  China Jinsha River
Bento Munhoz da Rocha Netto Dam 160 m (520 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Brazil Iguazu River
Grand'Maison Dam 160 m (520 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  France Eau d'Olle
Jinanqiao Dam 160 m (520 ft) Concrete gravity  China Jinsha River
Los Leones Dam 160 m (520 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  Chile Los Leones
Ranjit Sagar Dam 160 m (520 ft) Embankment  India Ravi River
Ross Dam 160 m (520 ft) Concrete thin-arch  United States Skagit River
Yellowtail Dam 160 m (520 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  United States Bighorn River
Guanyinyan Dam 159 m (522 ft) Roller-compacted concrete gravity  China Jinsha River
Pai Querê Dam 158 m (518 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Brazil Pelotas River
Cougar Dam 158 m (518 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  United States McKenzie River
Emborcação Dam 158 m (518 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  Brazil Rio Paranaíba
Naramata Dam 158 m (518 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Japan Naramata
Pangduo Dam[10] 158 m (518 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  China Lhasa River 2013
Rudbar Lorestan Dam 158 m (518 ft) Concrete gravity  Iran Rudbar River 2016[11]
Geheyan Dam 157 m (515 ft) Concrete arch  China Qingjiang River
Dongjiang Dam 157 m (515 ft) Concrete arch  China Lishui River
Jilintai I Dam 157 m (515 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Kashi River
Okutadami Dam 157 m (515 ft) Concrete gravity  Japan Tadami River
Speccheri Dam 157 m (515 ft) Concrete arch  Italy Vallarsa
Malutang Dam 156 m (512 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Panlong River
Miyagase Dam 156 m (512 ft) Concrete gravity  Japan Nakatsu River
Shatuo Dam[12] 156 m (512 ft) Concrete arch  China Wu River 2009
Nukui Dam 156 m (512 ft) Concrete arch  Japan Takayama
Swift Dam 156 m (512 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  United States Lewis River
Urayama 156 m (512 ft) Roller-compacted concrete gravity  Japan Arakawa River
Zeuzier Dam 156 m (512 ft) Concrete arch   Switzerland Lienne
Zipingpu Dam 156 m (512 ft) Embankment  China Min River
Nagawado Dam (Tepco Upper Azumi) 155.5 m (510 ft) Concrete arch  Japan Azumi River
Sakuma Dam 155.5 m (510 ft) Concrete gravity  Japan Tenryū River
Bashan Dam 155 m (509 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Renhe
Lijiaxia Dam 155 m (509 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  China Yellow River
Göscheneralp Dam 155 m (509 ft) Embankment, earth-fill   Switzerland Göschenerreuss
Place Moulin Dam[13] 155 m (509 ft) Concrete arch  Italy Buthier
Kenyir Dam 155 m (509 ft) Embankment  Malaysia Kenyir
Ralco Dam 155 m (509 ft) Roller-compacted concrete gravity  Chile Biobío River
Turkwel Dam 155 m (509 ft) Concrete arch  Kenya Turkwel
Liyuan Dam 155 m (509 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Jinsha River
Bhumibol Dam 154 m (505 ft) Concrete arch  Thailand Ping River
Serra da Mesa Dam 154 m (505 ft) Embankment  Brazil Tocantins
Xiaolangdi Dam 154 m (505 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  China Yellow River
Gepatsch Dam 153 m (502 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Austria Faggenbach, Inn River
Curnera Dam 153 m (502 ft) Concrete arch   Switzerland Curnera
Monteynard-Avignonet Dam 153 m (502 ft) Concrete arch  France Drac
Santa Giustina Dam 153 m (502 ft) Concrete arch  Italy Noce
Tedorigawa Dam 153 m (502 ft) Embankment  Japan Tedori
Flaming Gorge Dam 153 m (502 ft) Concrete thin-arch  United States Green River
Alqueva Dam 152 m (499 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Portugal Guadiana
Torul Dam 152 m (499 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Turkey Harşit River
Fierza Dam (Fierze) 152 m (499 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Albania Drin River
Menzelet Dam 151 m (495 ft) Embankment  Turkey Ceyhan River
Zervreila Dam 151 m (495 ft) Concrete arch   Switzerland River Rhine
Porce III Dam 151 m (495 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Colombia Porce
New Exchequer Dam 150 m (490 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  United States Merced River
Messochora Dam[14] 150 m (490 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Greece Achelous River
Roselend Dam 150 m (490 ft) Concrete gravity-arch-buttress  France Roselend
Canelles Dam 150 m (490 ft) Concrete arch  Spain Noguera Ribagorzana
Dongjing Dam 150 m (490 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Beipan River
Baishan Dam 149.5 m (490 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  China Second Songhua River
El Infiernillo Dam 149 m (489 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Mexico Balsas
Moiry Dam 148 m (486 ft) Concrete arch   Switzerland Gougra
Salvajina Dam 148 m (486 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Colombia Rio Cauca
Santa Giustina Dam 148 m (486 ft) Concrete arch  Italy Santa Giustina
Gigerwald 147 m (482 ft) Concrete arch   Switzerland Tamina
Liujiaxia Dam 147 m (482 ft) Concrete gravity  China Yellow River
Maoergai Dam 147 m (482 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  China Heishui River
Mangla Dam 147 m (482 ft) Embankment  Pakistan Jehlum River 1967
Longshou II Dam 146.5 m (481 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Heihe River
Jilebulake Dam 146.3 m (480 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Haba River
Fontana Dam 146.3 m (480 ft) Concrete gravity  United States Little Tennessee River
Belisario Domínguez (Angostura) Dam 146 m (479 ft) Embankment  Mexico Grijalva River
Limmern Dam 146 m (479 ft) Concrete arch   Switzerland Limmern
Hassan I Dam 145 m (476 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  Morocco Lakhdar River
Mohale Dam 145 m (476 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Lesotho Sequnyane River
Srisailam Dam 145 m (476 ft) Concrete gravity  India Krishna
Tagokura Dam 145 m (476 ft) Concrete gravity  Japan Tadami River
Ney Braga 145 m (476 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Brazil Iguazu River
Virdnejávri Dam 145 m (476 ft) Concrete arch  Norway Alta-Kautokeino River
Vacha Dam 144.5 m (474 ft) Concrete gravity  Bulgaria Vacha
Adiguzel Dam 144 m (472 ft) Embankment, earth/rock-fill  Turkey Buyuk Menderes
Özlüce Dam 144 m (472 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Turkey Peri River
Tarbela Dam 143.3 m (470 ft) Embankment  Pakistan Indus River 1976
Lei Dam 143 m (469 ft) Concrete arch  Italy Lei River
Morrow Point Dam 143 m (469 ft) Concrete double-arch  United States Gunnison River
Murum Dam 143 m (469 ft) Roller-compacted concrete gravity  Malaysia Murum River
Takhtakorpu Dam[15] 142.5 m (468 ft) Embankment, rock-fill with clay-core  Azerbaijan Samur River 2013
Oddatjørn Dam 142 m (466 ft) Embankment  Norway Ulladalsåna
Warragamba Dam 142 m (466 ft) Concrete gravity  Australia Warragamba River
Valle di Lei Dam 141 m (463 ft) Concrete arch   Switzerland Graubünden
Detroit Dam 141 m (463 ft) Concrete gravity  United States North Santiam River
Aldeadávila Dam 140 m (460 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Spain/ Portugal Douro River
Gordon Dam 140 m (460 ft) Concrete arch  Australia Gordon River
Xingó Dam 140 m (460 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Brazil São Francisco River
Bath County PS Upper Dam 140 m (460 ft) Embankment, earth/rock-fill  United States Back Creek
Arimine Dam 140 m (460 ft) Concrete gravity  Japan Wada River
Bureya Dam 140 m (460 ft) Concrete gravity  Russia Bureya 2003[16]
Gissarak Dam[17] 140 m (460 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Uzbekistan Aksu River 1988
Chamera Dam 140 m (460 ft) Concrete gravity  India Ravi
Srinagarind Dam 140 m (460 ft) Embankment  Thailand River Khwae Yai
Jiangkou Dam 139 m (456 ft) Concrete arch  China Furong River
Anderson Ranch Dam 139 m (456 ft) Embankment, earth/rock-fill  United States Boise River
Ahai Dam 138 m (453 ft) Concrete gravity  China Jinsha River
Frera (Belviso) Dam 138 m (453 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Italy Frera River
Shahid Rajaee Dam 138 m (453 ft) Concrete double-arch  Iran Tajan River
Wawushan Dam 138 m (453 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Zhougonghe River
Wuluwati Dam 138 m (453 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Kalakashi River
Union Valley Dam 138 m (453 ft) Embankment, earth/rock-fill  United States Silver Creek
Malpaso Dam 137.5 m (451 ft) Embankment  Mexico Grijalva River
Çine Dam 136.5 m (448 ft) Roller-compacted concrete gravity  Turkey Çine
Jiudianxia Dam 136.5 m (448 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Tao River
Caracoles Dam 136 m (446 ft) Concrete gravity  Argentina San Juan
Cancano Dam 136 m (446 ft) Concrete arch-gravity  Italy Adda
Los Reyunos Dam 136 m (446 ft) Embankment  Argentina Diamante River
Minamiaiki Dam 136 m (446 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Japan Minamiaiki
Cabril Dam 136 m (446 ft) Concrete arch  Portugal Zêzere River
Carters Dam 136 m (446 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  United States Coosawattee River
Sauris Dam 136 m (446 ft) Concrete double-arch  Italy Lumiei
Alicura Dam 135 m (443 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Argentina Limay River
Dongping Dam 135 m (443 ft) Concrete arch  China Zhong River
Longma Dam 135 m (443 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Lixian River

Under construction[edit]

Name Height Type Country River
Rogun Dam 335 m (1,099 ft) Embankment  Tajikistan Vakhsh River
Bakhtiari Dam 325 m (1,066 ft) Concrete arch  Iran Bakhtiari River
Shuangjiangkou Dam 312 m (1,024 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  China Dadu River
Lianghekou Dam 295 m (968 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Yalong, Qingda and Xianshui River confluence
Brushy Fork Tailings Dam 290.8 m (954 ft) Embankment  United States Brushy Fork
Baihetan Dam 277 m (909 ft) Concrete arch  China Jinsha River
Diamer-Bhasha Dam 272 m (892 ft) Gravity  Pakistan River Indus
Yusufeli Dam 270 m (890 ft) Arch, double-curvature  Turkey Çoruh River
Dasu Dam 242 m (794 ft) Gravity  Pakistan River Indus
Antamina Tailings Dam 240 m (790 ft)[18] Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Peru Ayash River
Wudongde Dam 240 m (790 ft) Gravity  China Jinsha River
Kishau Dam 236 m (774 ft) Gravity  India Tons River
Tasang Dam 228 m (748 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Myanmar Salween River
Ituango Dam 225 m (738 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  Colombia Cauca River
Houziyan Dam 223.5 m (733 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Dadu River
Maerdang Dam 211 m (692 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Yellow River
Lakhwar Dam 204 m (669 ft) Gravity  India Yamuna River
Huangdeng Dam 203 m (666 ft) Gravity  China Lancang River
Khersan-3 Dam 195 m (640 ft) Concrete arch, variable-radius  Iran Khersan River
Seimare Dam 180 m (590 ft) Concrete arch, variable-radius  Iran Seimare
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam 175 m (574 ft)[19] Gravity  Ethiopia Blue Nile River
Sykia Dam[14] 170 m (560 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  Greece Achelous River
Silvan Dam 166.5 m (546 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Turkey Batman River
Quxue Dam 164.2 m (539 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  China Shoqu River
Aksu Dam 155 m (509 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Turkey Çoruh River
Moglicë Dam 150 m (490 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Albania Devoll
Upper Kaleköy Dam 150 m (490 ft) Concrete gravity  Turkey Murat River
Yangqu Dam 150 m (490 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  China Yellow River
Çetin Dam 145 m (476 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  Turkey Botan River
Miaowei Dam 139.8 m (459 ft) Embankment, rock-fill  China Lancang River
Myitsone Dam 139.6 m (458 ft) Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill  Myanmar Irrawaddy
Wunonglong Dam 137.5 m (451 ft) Gravity  China Lancang River
Ilisu Dam 135 m (443 ft) Embankment, earth-fill  Turkey Tigris River
Kouhrang 3 Dam 135 m (443 ft) Arch, variable-radius  Iran Kouhrang River

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Notes[edit]

  • ^ A 300m and 280m tall design under consideration
  • ^ Non-realized project of Soviet-era
  • ^ Construction stopped as a result of Gulf war

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