10 Largest Man-made Lakes in the World

There are thousands of Dams built on the Rivers to hold the water for many purposes. The size of the dam considered to rank the lakes, the measurement ranges from surface area, water volume. Here, the water volume (Capacity) is used to rank the Largest Man-made lakes in the World. Kariba is the largest Man-made Lake in the world located between Zambia and Zimbabwe countries, covered about 5,400 sq km of area. It has the capacity to hold the water of 180 Cubic Kilometers.

10. Lake Oahe

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

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

Lake Oahe
Source: www.panoramio.com

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
Source: zarsas.com

8. Krasnoyarsk Reservoir

Krasnoyarsk Lake created by the dam built on the Yenisey River in 1972. Produces around 6,000 MW of electricity. The maximum depth of the lake 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

Williston Lake is created in 1968 and located in British Columbia in Canada, 251 km long and 155 km wide. Peace River is the primary inflow and outflow.

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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5. Lake Guri

The Guri Lake is built on the Caroni River in 1978 and produces 47,000 GW of electricity power Annually with 24 Huge Turbines, the mean depth of the lake is 85 meters.

Location: Venezuela
Water Volume: 135 Cubic Km
Surface Area: 4,250 Sq Km

Lake Guri
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4. Manicouagan Reservoir

It is an Annular Lake in Canada, Manicouagan River is the Primary outflow, maximum 350 meters deep, and the lake is created by Dam and also considered as impact crater lake.

Location: Canada
Water Volume: 139.8 Cubic Km
Surface Area: 1,942 Sq Km

Manicouagan Reservoir
Source: www.flickr.com

3. Volta Reservoir

Volta is the largest Reservoir in the world by surface area and 3rd largest by Capacity of water volume Volta River is the Primary inflow and outflow, maximum depth of 73 meters.

Location: Ghana
Water Volume:148 Cubic KM
Surface Area: 8.502 Sq KM

Volta Reservoir
Source: en.wikipedia.org

2. Bratsk Reservoir

A Reservoir on the Angara River, located in Oblast in Russia named after the largest city of Bratsk. The Reservoir Producing 4500 MW of Electricity and constructed in 1967.

Location: Russia
Water Volume: 169 Cubic Km
Surface Area: 5,470 Sq Km

Bratsk Reservoir
Source: www.reedline.com

1. Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba is the largest Man Made Lake formed by Zambezi River and used for many Purposes including Electricity Production. Kariba the lake with the highest point of 97 meters deep and Catchment area of 663,000 Sq Km.

Location: Zambia and Zimbabwe
Water Volume: 180 Cubic KM
Surface Area: 5,400 Sq Km

Lake Kariba - Largest Man-made Lakes in the World
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