Water and Ice

Controlling Water

What is the tallest dam in the world?

Tajikistan is home to the world’s two tallest dams—Rogun and Nurek. Rogun is about 1,100 feet (335 meters) tall (about 100 stories!) and Nurek is about 985 feet tall (300 meters). The United States’ tallest dam, Oroville (in Northern California), is sixteenth on the world list at 755 feet (230 meters).


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