10 Largest Man-made Lakes in the World

There are thousands of Dams built on the Rivers to hold the water for many reasons, the size of the Dam creates Huge Man-made lakes the measurement varies from Surface Area, water volume, here the Water Volume (Capacity) is taken to rank the Largest Man-made lakes in the World. Kariba is the largest Man-made Lake in the world located between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe, covers about 5,400 sq km with the capacity to hold the water of 180 Cubic Kilometers. All of the Man-made lakes below ranked on the total volume of the water.

10. Lake Oahe

The lake is about 205 ft. deep and it is created by Missouri River with the overall length of 372 kilometers, and largest Man-made lake in the United States.

Location: United States
Water Volume: 29 Cubic Km
Surface Area: 370,000 Acres

Lake Oahe

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9. Zeya Reservoir

The Concrete gravity Dam created Zeya Lake, 225 km long and 40 km wide, about 93 meters in depth, the Zeya Dam constructed in 1975.

Location: Russia
Water Volume: 68.4 Cubic Km
Surface Area: 2,420 Sq Km

Zeya Reservoir

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8. Krasnoyarsk Reservoir

Krasnoyarsk Lake created by the dam built on the Yanisey River in 1972, and produces around 6,000 MW of electricity, and the Lake Maximum depth is around 105 meters.

Location: Russia
Water Volume: 73.3 Cubic Km
Surface Area: 2,000 Sq Km

Krasnoyarsk Reservoir

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7. Williston Lake

Krasnoyarsk Lake created by the dam built on the Yanisey River in 1972, and produces around 6,000 MW of electricity, and the Lake Maximum depth is around 105 meters.

Location: Canada
Water Volume: 74 Cubic Km
Surface Area: 1,761 Sq Km

Williston Lake

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6. Lake Nasser

Nasser is the reservoir with the length of 550 Km and width 35 km, maximum depth 180 meters, Nile river is the primary inflow and outflow, is created by the construction of Aswan High Dam.

Location: Egypt, Sudan
Water Volume: 132 Cubic Km
Surface Area: 5,250 Sq Km

Lake Nasser

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