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The ten best dams in the world

A dam is a blockade which stops or limits the flow of water or underground stream. Reservoirs created by dams not only hold back floods but also offer water for activities such as irrigation, human consumption, industrial use, aquaculture, and navigability. Besides these commercial use, these dams offer a mesmerizing view of the pooled water and make a perfect place for a day out.  There are many dams all over the world but we have brought you a handpicked list of 10 best dams.

1. Kariba Dam 5.0 

Kariba Dam

Based on the water storage capacity, Kariba dam is the world’s largest storage dam. It is situated at the former Kariwa Kariba Gorge, the dam builds Lake Kariba, which has a storage capacity of 185 billion cubic meters of water and a surface area of 5,580km2. The twofold curvature concrete arch dam is possessed by Zambezi River Authority and was created between 1955 and 1959 by Impresit of Italy.

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2. Brastak Dam 5.0 

Bratsk Dam in Siberia, Russia is marked as the second biggest dam in the whole world. It has 169.27 billion cubic meters reservoir. The dam confiscates the Angara River and the reservoir formed by it covers a surface area of 5,540km2. The concrete gravity dam is controlled by Irkutskenergo and was build up from 1954 to 1964 by Bratskgesstroy formerly Nizhneangargesstroy management.

3. Akosombo dam 5.0 

Akosombo dam

Akosombo dam is situated in Ghana and is the third biggest dam based on water storage capacity. Build on the Volta River, the dam creates the 8,500km2 Lake Volta, which is the world's major reservoir by surface area. The lake holds a mammoth 144 billion cubic meters of water.

5. Guri Dam 5.0 

Guri Dam

Guri is the world's fifth largest dam and has a storage facility of 135 billion cubic meters and makes the Guri Lake covering 4,000km2. The concrete gravity and embankment dam has 1,300m length and 16m height and provides 70 percent of the country's power needs. It is controlled by CVG Electrification del Caroni CA Edelca.

6. Aswan High Dam 5.0 

Aswan High Dam
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