What is the World's largest dam?
- Itaipu Dam on the border of Brazil and Paraguay is the biggest dam in the world right now and has the largest power generators.
- The largest complete structure is the Syncrude Tailings in Canada, at 540,000cu m or 706,320cu yards followed by Chapet�n and Pati, both in Argentina, New Cornelia Tailings in the US is 4th at 209,500cu m or 274,026cu yards.
- The highest dam is the Rogun in Tajikistan.
- Three Gorges Dam, in Hubei Province, China, will be the world's largest dam and largest concrete structure and create the largest lake. The dam will be built across the 3 Gorges section of the Yangtze River. It will be a 610-foot high wall running about 1.3 miles from bank to bank. Requiring 12 years and tens of thousands of workers to complete, the dam will cost $29 billion, and will create a 370 mile long lake, a distance equal to nearly half the length of California, that will be visible from Earth orbit.
Here is the list of Top 10 Largest Dams in the world.