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List of Reservoirs By Volume

  1. Lake Kariba (180 km3 or 43 cu mi; Zimbabwe, Zambia)
  2. Bratsk Reservoir (169 km3 or 41 cu mi; Russia)
  3. Lake Nasser (157 km3 or 38 cu mi; Egypt, Sudan)
  4. Lake Volta (148 km3 or 36 cu mi; Ghana)
  5. Manicouagan Reservoir (142 km3 or 34 cu mi; Canada)
  6. Lake Guri (135 km3 or 32 cu mi; Venezuela)
  7. Williston Lake (74 km3 or 18 cu mi; Canada)
  8. Krasnoyarsk Reservoir (73 km3 or 18 cu mi; Russia)
  9. Zeya Reservoir (68 km3 or 16 cu mi; Russia)

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List Of Reservoirs By Volume

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Rank Name of dam Reservoir River Country Year Nominal volume km³ Ref.
1 Kariba Dam Lake Kariba Zambezi River Zimbabwe 1959 180.6 , 160.3
2 Bratsk Dam Bratsk Reservoir Angara River Russia 1964 169 , 169.3
3 Aswan High Dam Lake Nasser Nile River Egypt 1971 157
4 Akosombo Dam Lake Volta Volta River Ghana 1965 150 , 148
5 Daniel-Johnson Dam Manicouagan Reservoir Manicouagan River Canada 1968 141.851 , 141.7
6 Guri Dam Lake Guri Caroní River Venezuela 1986 135
7 W. A. C. Bennett Dam Williston Lake Peace River Canada 1967 74.3
8 Krasnoyarsk Dam Krasnoyarsk Reservoir (ru) Yenisei River Russia 1967 73.3
9 Zeya Hydroelectric Station (ru) Zeya Reservoir Zeya River Russia 1978 68.4
10 Sanmenxia Dam Sanmenxia Reservoir Yellow River People's Republic of China 1962 65
11 Robert-Bourassa generating station Robert-Bourassa Reservoir La Grande River Canada 1981 61.715
12 La Grande-3 generating station La Grande-3 Nord Reservoir La Grande River Canada 1981 60.02
13 Ust-Ilimsk Dam Ust-Ilimsk Reservoir Angara River Russia 1977 59.3
14 Boguchany Dam Boguchany Reservoir Angara River Russia 1989 58.2
15 Zhiguli Hydroelectric Station Kuybyshev Reservoir Volga River Russia 1955 58
16 Cahora Bassa Dam Cahora Bassa Zambezi River Mozambique 1974 55.8
17 Serra da Mesa Dam Serra da Mesa Reservoir Tocantins River Brazil 1998 54.4
18 Brisay generating station Caniapiscau Reservoir Caniapiscau River Canada 1981 53.8
19 Pati–Chapetón(proposal) Paraná River Argentina ? 53.7
20 Bukhtarma Hydroelectric Power Plant Bukhtarma Reservoir (ru) Irtysh River Kazakhstan 1967 53
21 Dantsianhow People's Republic of China 1962 51.6
22 Upper Wainganga Dam Upper Wainganga Reservoir Wainganga River India 1981 50.7
23 Atatürk Dam Lake Atatürk Dam Euphrates Turkey 1992 48.7
24 Irkutsk Dam Irkutsk Reservoir Angara River Russia 1956 46
25 Tucuruí Dam Tocantins River Brazil 1984 45.536
26 Lower Kama Hydroelectric Station Lower Kama Reservoir Kama River Russia 1987 45
27 Loma de la Lata Dam? (Cerros Colorados Complex) Los Barreales Lake? Neuquén River Argentina 1973 43.5
28 Planicie Banderita hydroelectric power plant (Cerros Colorados Complex) Mari Menuco Lake? Neuquén River Argentina 1979 43
29 Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Reservoir Yangtze River People's Republic of China 2009 39.3
30 Hoover Dam Lake Mead Colorado River United States 1936 37.2968
31 Winar Grue? Canada 1952 37
32 Roseires Dam Roseires Reservoir Blue Nile Sudan 1966 36.3
33 Vilyuy Dam (ru) Vilyuy Reservoir (ru) Vilyuy River Russia 1967 35.9
34 Glen Canyon Dam Lake Powell Colorado River United States 1964 35.55019
35 Kenney Dam Nechako Reservoir Nechako–Kemano Canada 1966 35
36 Sobradinho Dam Sobradinho Reservoir São Francisco River Brazil 1979 34.1
37 Churchill Falls Smallwood Reservoir Churchill River Canada 1971 32.64
38 Jenpeg Dam Lake Winnipeg outlet Canada 1975 31.79
39 Keban Dam Keban Dam Lake Euphrates Turkey 1971 31.5
40 Volga Hydroelectric Station Volgograd Reservoir Volga River Russia 1958 31.5
41 Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam Sayano–Shushenskoye Reservoir (ru) Yenisei River Russia 1990 31.3
42 Garrison Dam Lake Sakakawea Missouri River United States 1953 30.22031
43 Kossou Dam Lake Kossou Bandama River Ivory Coast 1961 30
44 Iroquois Dam St. Lawrence River Canada 1958 29.95901
45 Oahe Dam Lake Oahe Missouri River United States 1966 29.11018
46 Itaipu Dam Lake Itaipu (pt) Paraná River Brazil and Paraguay 1983 29

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