Atatürk Dam

The Atatürk Dam (Atatürk Barajı), originally the Karababa Dam, is a zoned rock-fill dam with a central core on the

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Shannon Dam

The Shannon hydroelectric Scheme was a major development by the Irish Free State in the 1920s to harness the power

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Itaipu Dam

The Itaipu Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. The

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Tarbela Dam

Tarbela Dam (Urdu/Pashto: تربیلا بند) is an earth fill dam on the Indus River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. It’s

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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River,

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Oroville Dam

Oroville Dam is an earthfill embankment dam on the Feather River east of the city of Oroville, California, in the

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Dams History

Early dam building took place in Mesopotamia and the Middle East. Dams were used to control the water level, for

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Zhiguli Dam

The Zhiguli Hydroelectric Station or Zhigulyovskaya Hydroelectric Station, formerly known as Kuybyshev Hydroelectric Station (Kuybyshev GES) is a large dam

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Afsluitdijk Dam

The Afsluitdijk is a major causeway in the Netherlands, constructed between 1927 and 1932 and running from Den Oever on

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Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona, United States, near the town

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Gavins Point Dam

Gavins Point Dam is a large embankment rolled-earth and chalk-fill dam on the Missouri River located in both Nebraska and

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