The highest dam in China is the Jinping-I Dam at 305 metres, an arch dam
, which is also the tallest dam in the world.
It will consist of a water holding architecture to provide a storage capacity of one billion cubic metres (bcm), a concrete double curvature arch dam
with five surface discharge gates, four deep holes and a plunge pool, and an underground powerhouse on the right bank.
The reservoir, behind the 50-year-old Gebidem arch dam
, is fed by the Aletsch Glacier, the longest in Europe.
The project, commissioned in 1976, has a reservoir that holds water behind a 138-metre dam on side and an arch dam
Lijiaxia Hydropower Station is a large hydropower project on the Yellow River upstream, and the dam is a double-curvature arch dam
with three-centered arc.
Improved models used the average temperature, certain interval number of days before the observation, to analyze Castelo Arch Dam
utilizing hysteresis of air temperature in the dam .
The current tallest dam is the 305m-tall Jinping-I Dam, a concrete arch dam
on the Jinping bend of the Yalong River in Liangshan, Sichuan, China.
I spent several years in South Africa where I was in a senior position building a 110m high concrete double curvature arch dam
and hydro electric power station on the Orange river.
The 13-mile ride on a batterypowered e-bike from the mountain resort to the monumental Mauvoisin arch dam
was a revelation.
That was later replaced with a thirty-nine-foot gravity arch dam
in 1927, which Ketchikan Power Utility purchased in 1957.
It is the longest arch dam
in Europe and was famously used in the James Bond film, Goldeneye.
But if you'd like to venture out of the city you can visit the snow clad Sierra de Guaddarama mountains via the El Atazar arch dam
which sits on the Lozoya river.