12.Mica Dam · 243 m (797 ft) · Canada · Columbia
11.Alberto Lleras (Guavio) Dam · 243 m (797 ft) · Colombia · Guavio River
The Alberto Lleras Dam, also known as the Guavio Dam, is a rock-fill embankment dam on the Guavio River near Guavio, Colombia.
10.Deriner Dam · 249 m (817 ft) · Turkey · Çoruh River
Deriner Dam is a concrete double-curved arch dam under construction on the Çoruh River 5 km (3.1 mi) east of Artvin in Artvin Province, Turkey. Construction on the dam began in 1998, the reservoir began to fill in February 2012 and the power station is expected to be operational by the end of the year. It will have a 670 MW power house and is the tallest dam in Turkey.
9.Laxiwa Dam · 250 m (820 ft) · China · Huang He
The Laxiwa Dam is an arch dam on the Yellow River in Qinghai Province, northwest China. The main purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports the largest station in the Yellow River basin. The facility generates power by utilizing six turbines, each with a generating capacity of 700 MW, totaling to a capacity of 4,200 MW.
8.Mauvoisin Dam · 250 m (820 ft) · Switzerland · Bagnes
7.Tehri Dam · 261 m (856 ft) · India · Bhagirathi
6.Manuel Moreno Torres (Chicoasén) Dam · 261 m (856 ft) · Mexico · Grijalva
It is located about 40 km from Tuxtle, capital of the Mexican state of Chiapas. It is also known as Sumidero Canyon and canyon is regarded as an important tourist attraction in the state of Chiapas. The chicoasen is the home to a great variety of wildlife including corocodiles. It is the 6th largest dam in the world with a height of 261 meters.
5.Vajont Dam (disused) · 261.6 m (858 ft)· Italy · Vajont
4.Inguri Dam · 271.5 m (891 ft) · Georgia · Inguri
3.Grande Dixence Dam · 285 m (935 ft) · Switzerland · Dixence
2.Xiaowan Dam · 292 m (958 ft) · China · Lancang
It is world’s 2th tallest Dam. Construction on the Xiaowan Dam was started in January of 2002, and continues today. This hydroelectric arch Dam, on the River Lancany in South West China. Each power-generating units will have a 700 MW capacity.
1.Nurek Dam · 300 m (980 ft) · Tajikistan · Vakhsh