What are the highest dams in the U.S.?
The highest dam in the Unites States is located near Oroville, California. The Oroville Dam rises 754 feet (230 meters) and is more than a mile (1.6 km) wide. This dam was built in 1968, 22 years after the Hoover Dam. The Hoover Dam, on the Nevada-Arizona border controls the Colorado river. It is 726 (221 meters) feet high and stores 21.125 million acre-feet (2.6 million hectare-meters) of water in the 115 mile (192 km) long Lake Mead reservoir, behind the dam. 

Where is the highest dam in the world?
The highest dam in the world is Nurek Dam on the Vakhsh River in Tadzikistan, a country in central Asia. This dam is 984 feet (300 meters) tall! 

Which countries have the most hydro power?

Canada, United States, Russia, Brazil, followed by China and Norway.

How much electric power will the 3 Gorges Dam generate?
In June 2003, the first two 700,000 Kw generators will begin operation.
Eventually, the plan is to achieve its full capacity of 18,200 MW by 2009, which is more than 12 times the initial capacity.

Who designed and built the 3 Gorges dam and its power plants?
  • The entire project was designed by Chinese engineers.
  • It was built by Chinese contractors.
  • The turbines and generators machinery are German-made.
  • Finanacing is by the Chinese government.