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The following table lists the largest dams in the world by volume of structure. Be aware that data on volume of structure is not as easily available or reliable as data on dam height and reservoir volume.

10. Oroville Dam

Location : Oroville, California, USA

Opening Date : 1968

Type : Rockfill Embankment

Height/Length(ft) : 770/6,920

Reservoir Capacity : 3,537,577 acre-ft (4,.36 km3)

Installed Capacity : 819 MW

09. Mangla Dam

Location : Mangla, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

Opening Date : 1967

Type : Embankment Dam

Height/Length(ft) : 453/10,302

Surface Area : 251 sq Km

Reservoir Capacity : 5,880,000 acre-ft (7.25 km3)

Installed Capacity : 1,000 MW

08. Gardiner Dam

Location : Saskatchewan, Canada

Opening Date : 1967

Type : Embankment Dam

Height/Length(ft) : 210/16,000

Reservoir Capacity : 7,600,000 acre-ft (9,400,000,000 cubic meters)

07. Guri Dam

 

Location : Necuima Canyon, Venezuela

Opening Date : 1978

Type : Gravity/Embankment

Height/Length(ft) : 531/24,364

Reservoir Capacity :109,446,281 acre-ft (135,000,000,000 cubic meters)

Surface Area : 4,250 sq km

Installed Capacity : 10,235 MW

06. Flevoland Dyke (Zuiderzee Works)

This is actually a system of dams and embankments and the detailed description can be found HERE

05. Ataturk Dam

Location : Sanliurfa, Turkey

Opening Date : 1992

Type : Zoned Rock Fill Dam

Height/Length(ft) : 554/5,968

Reservoir Capacity : 63400,000,0000 Cu yards (48.7 km3)

Installed Capacity : 2,400 MW

04. Fort Peck Dam

 Location : Fort Peck, Montana, USA

Opening Date : 1940

Type : Hydraulic Earthfill

Height/Length(ft) : 250/21,026

Reservoir Capacity : 18,700,000 acre-ft  (23.1 km3)

Installed Capacity : 185 MW

03. Syncrude Tailings Dam (SWSS)

See Number ONE

02. Tarbela Dam

 Location : Tarbela, Pakistan

Opening Date : 1974

Height/Length(ft) : 470/9000

Reservoir Capacity : 13.69 cubic kilometres (3.28 cu mi)

Installed Capacity : 3478 MW

01. Syncrude Tailings Dam (MLSB)

 Location : Alberta, Canada

Opening Date : Construction began in 1978 : Demolition still in Progress

Height/Length(ft) : 288/18.2 Km