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Dams

Dam on the river Volta, which formed Lake Volta Click to show or hide the answer
Dam on the River Nile, originally built by the British 1899–1902; raised 1912, 1933 Click to show or hide the answer
Built on the Nile between 1958 and 1971 (6km upstream from the earlier dam), with Soviet financial aid – leading to the formation of Lake Nasser, and necessitating the relocation of the Abu Simbel temples Click to show or hide the answer
Original name of the Hoover Dam, reinstated under Roosevelt's administration (after he defeated Hoover); name reverted to Hoover under Truman in 1947 Click to show or hide the answer
Built on the Columbia River, 1933–42; created Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake Click to show or hide the answer
Built on the Colorado River at Boulder Gorge, Nevada, during the Great Depression – a masterpiece of Art Deco design Click to show or hide the answer
The world's largest power plant – supplies 25% of Brazil's power and 90% of Paraguay's; spans the Parana river between Paraguay and Brazil; when completed (1982) replaced the Grand Coulee Dam as the world's largest concrete structure Click to show or hide the answer
Dam on the Zambesi in Mozambique, attracted controversy in Britain in the early 1970s over the involvement of Barclay's Bank Click to show or hide the answer
Built on the Zambesi river on the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe, 1955–9 (but not finally completed until 1977) Click to show or hide the answer
Highest dam in the USA – 770ft (235m) high – on the Feather River, California, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada; named after the city that it supplies with water Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The world's highest dam (1120ft, 335m): "largely completed" 1991, on the Vakhsh River in Tajikistan Click to show or hide the answer
Dam on the Yangtse River, China, construction started 1994; structural work completed 2006, fully operational 2009; the world's largest electricity generating plant Click to show or hide the answer

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