WORLD'S LARGEST DAMS:
The reservoirs are used to store water during the time of raining season. So that the water will be used for irrigation purposes, agricultural uses and domestic usage in summer season also in the times of drought.
Russia and Canada and China have largest dams each of the world’s 10 biggest dams, while Africa hosts two, and Egypt and Venezuela have one each. It has the largest storage capacity. Among those dams, some of the dams are as follows.
1. THREE GORGES DAM-CHINA:
The Three Gorges Dam in China is projected to be the absolute largest in the world. Expected to hold over 39,300,000,000 in volume, the reservoir is complete but the actual dam itself will not be completed until later this year. The construction of this dam had a huge impact on life in Sandouping, resulting not only in the relocation of dozens of villages but in the scenery as well. Because of the height of the Three Gorges Dam the mountains now look a bit lower than they actually are.
These dams are not only amongest the largest, but are considered some of the most functional, beautiful, and aesthetically pleasing in the world. Don’t hesitate to visit one if you’re ever in the area. Seeing one of the enormous dams in person will prove to be an absolutely breathtaking experience.
2. SYNCRUDE TAILINGS-CANADA:
Located near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, the Syncrude Tailings Dam is approximately 540,000,000 meters in volume. The dam is currently maintained by a company known as Syncrude Canada Ltd – a company responsible for oil extraction in the Athabasca Oil Sands. The dam serves as a barrage used to store tailings – or leftover slimes and residues – that appear as byproducts of the oil extraction operation.