Dams are very important for the progress of any country.there are tow type of dams ,one is for the irrigation purpose and other one for the power generation. There is estimated 845,000 dams in the world. Dams produce electricity which is very less cost ,and with dames you can reserve more water for the irrigation purpose. The importance of dams are too much for every country for retaining of water and to control the flood. Some countries are taking interest in making such dams so a huge quantity of water is wasted and is being throwing into the sea. Some countries has done a great work in preventing the lost of water by making number of dams. Here we are providing the list of Top 10 Largest Dams In The World 2012.
10. Cipasang Dam (Indonesia)
This dam is situated in Indonesia and is used for the purpose of power generation.The height of this dam is about 660 feet, and total length is 2110 feet .This is situated on the river Cimanuk in Indonesia.some part of this dam is under construction and work is in process.It has the capacity for storage of water is 90,000 cubic meter.
09. Lower Usuma Dam (Nigeria)
This dam is also largest dam and expansion of this dam is going on .This dam is in Nigeria and was completed in 1990.Lower Usuma dam is used for the purpose of irrigation and power generation. The capacity for storage of water is 93,000 cubic meter. It is ranked at number 9th position in this list.
08. Fort Peck Dam (Montana)
This dam is in Montana country.This is very old dame and still very efficient .This country is not very common but the dam is 8th largest in the world with storage capacity of 96,049 cubic meter.
07. kambaratinsk Dam ( Kyrgyzstan)
This dam is situated in south Asian country Kyrgyzstan .The extension of this dam is carry on .This dame is used for the power generation and is situated on the river Naryn.This dam is on the rock earth,this project is under Russian government. About 2000 MV electricity will generate from this dam. With storage capacity of 112,200 cubic meter this dam is ranked at number 7.
06. Terbala Dam (Pakistan)
Terbala dam is on Indus river in Pakistan,this is second largest dam by structurally and world largest dam of earth field,this was built for the purpose of irrigation but in future this extend for the power generation in Pakistan .this dame is 149 feet high,this dam was completed in 1974.this dame is also important for the prevention of flood and has the storage capacity of 121,720 cubic meter.
05. Newcorinelia Dam (USA)
This is very unique Dam in the world .this dam is in USA and also is a largest country dam in USA.This dam is not for the water ,this is for the mining. It has the capacity of 7.4 billion cubic foot.
04. Pati Dam (Argentina)
Pati dam is situated in Argentina.this dam is built for the purpose of reserve of water and power generation .the size of this dam is 0.8 kilometers,this dam was started in 1996.Now it is under-construction. This dam has the storage capacity of 238,180 cubic meter.
03. Chapeton Dam (Argentina)
This dam is also situated in Argentina and is under construction .This dam is used for the purpose of power generation ,the volume of this dam is 296.200 cubic meter.this is most large reservoir in the world.this was started in 2008 and under construction,and reservoir of this dam is about 30 km long.
02. Syncrude Tailing dam (Canada)
It is 2nd world largest dame situated in Canada. This is 3rd largest dam by volume of construction.The dam was started in 1976 .this is situated on the Mildred lake, height of the dam is 288ft and length is about 11.3 miles. The storage capacity is 540,00o cubic meter.
01. Three gorges dam (China)
This is world largest dam and is in china this is still under construction ,and some part of this dam is in work ,this dam is used for the purpose of electric generation and reservoir of water,the world largest power station is on this dame,capacity of power is 21000MW ,this dam was completed in 2006 ,26 turbines are working on this dam. Height of dam is 181 meter,length is 2336 meter. reservoir of this dam is 600km.the important function of this dam is flood controlling which is main problem on this river.Ship lift is under construction.after this ship can lift of up to 3000 tons. With the storage capacity of 39,300,000 cubic meter this dam is the world’s largest dam.