The following list contains the tallest dams in the world. Other methods of comparing dams is by their volume or by the volume of the reservoir they create. Throughout history man has been building dams for various reasons, whether it was to prevent floods, generate electricity, or create a water supply. Starting thousands of years ago in the middle east as small walls, today dams are immensely huge power generation facilities that fulfill a number of tasks and take years to build. So, whether you recognize the impact these architectural wonders have had on your life or not, these are the tallest dams in the world.
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