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Old July 19th, 2006, 11:34 AM   #21
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Old July 19th, 2006, 12:09 PM   #22
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That would have cost a lot. Imagine Australia spending the same amount on infrastructure as China is spending.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 11:07 PM   #23
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this one is unbelieveable expensive. originally planned with 26 Billion Dollars, until 2002 was there 50 billion dollars. and up to the final completion in 2013 there will be 75 Billion dollars.
This is an Unbelievable Number.
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Old August 5th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #24
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This Three Gorges in China also produce more electricity then any other dam in the world with 84 billon Kwh this is 21 time more then the Hover dam (USA).
For this dam there is replaced so much sand that you can go around the word 2 time with a sand column of 1 by 1 meter. And more then 1 million people had to move for this dam.
In size this is by fare the larges dam in the word
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Old August 5th, 2007, 09:01 AM   #25
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great thread. thanks.
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Old August 5th, 2007, 09:55 AM   #26
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At the time it was completed in 1935, my local dam, Hoover Dam, was the tallest dam in the world at 221 meters.
Now it is the second tallest in the US and 20th or 21st tallest in the world.
It is still the tallest solid concrete dam in the US (the taller dam on the Feather River is not solid concrete).
http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/His...s/biggest.html

Upstream side showing the intake towers during construction before they filled up Lake Mead.

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Drilling rig contraption for the diversion tunnels.

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As it is today with the new bridge under construction which will be even higher than the dam.

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Link to the new bridge construction thread
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Old August 5th, 2007, 10:18 AM   #27
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The longest.
Afsluitdijk 32 km, The Netherlands

You can see it from the moon!
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Old August 7th, 2007, 01:04 PM   #28
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Trängslet dam in Sweden. 122m high and 900m wide.

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Old August 7th, 2007, 01:22 PM   #29
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Tallest dam in Norway, Dam Virdnejavri 145m.


We have loads of dams, but not any really tall ones aparently.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #30
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nice! more pix!
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Old August 9th, 2007, 05:40 AM   #31
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The 8th tallest - El Guavio in Colombia (243 mts tall):



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Old August 9th, 2007, 05:41 AM   #32
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The longest.
Afsluitdijk 32 km, The Netherlands

You can see it from the moon!
Can that even be considered a dam? I think it's a man-made barrier.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 06:08 AM   #33
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Portuguese Dams







Aguieira, Portugal



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Odivelas, Portugal









Cahora Bassa, Mozambique





Alqueva, Portugal



Castelo do Bode, Portugal

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The Kariba dam in Zimbabwe is one of the largets in the world with a length of 579m and a height of 128m




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Old December 12th, 2007, 03:44 PM   #35
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It's really impressive!!
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Old December 13th, 2007, 08:17 AM   #36
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Can that even be considered a dam? I think it's a man-made barrier.
It's a dike, not a dam.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #38
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The highest one in Spain is Almendra dam, it is 197 metres high:

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Old December 13th, 2007, 10:42 PM   #39
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that's almost the roof of the main tower in frankfurt
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Old December 14th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #40
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Brazilian Dams

Itaipu - The second largest dam in the world. It was the first one until Three Gorges in China came up. Located at the Brazil-Paraguay border, the energy generated is divided by the two countries: 80% goes to Brazil, 20% goes to Paraguay. It's the main source of power of the paraguayans, and is also responsible for something around 20% of brazilian energy capacity.





One of the nine power engines of the dam:



Tucurui Dam:


Funil Dam:


Furnas Dam:


Paulo Afonso Dam:


Gargalheiras Dam:
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