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List of tallest dams in the United States

This is a list of the tallest dams in the United States. The main list includes all U.S. dams over 300 feet (91 m) tall, and a second list gives the tallest dams in each state. Dimensions given are for foundation height, not hydraulic height or head. Structures such as levees, dikes and tailings dams are not included in the lists. Decommissioned or failed dams, such as Teton Dam in Idaho, are included. Both lists are works in progress and will be updated periodically with new information. There are currently 75 entries on the main list.

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Most of the U.S.'s taller dams are located in the west because of the steeper and more rugged topography. The tallest is Oroville Dam in northern California, a 770.5-foot (234.8 m) embankment dam completed in 1968. Five of the ten tallest dams in the U.S. are located in California. The Colorado, Columbia and SacramentoSan Joaquin river systems contain the greatest number of tall dams. In the eastern U.S., tall dams are less common because of the lesser vertical relief. The tallest dam in the eastern U.S. is 480-foot (150 m) Fontana Dam in North Carolina, which ranks 20th in height among all U.S. dams.

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Tallest damsEdit

Name State(s) Height Type River Coordinates Built
ft m
Oroville Dam[1]   CA 770.5 234.8 Embankment Feather River 39°32′20″N 121°29′08″W / 39.53889°N 121.48556°W / 39.53889; -121.48556 (Oroville) 1968
Hoover Dam[2]   AZ
  NV
726 221 Arch-gravity dam Colorado River 36°00′56″N 114°44′16″W / 36.01556°N 114.73778°W / 36.01556; -114.73778 (Hoover) 1936
Dworshak Dam[3]   ID 717 219 Concrete gravity N.F. Clearwater River 46°30′54″N 116°17′49″W / 46.51500°N 116.29694°W / 46.51500; -116.29694 (Dworshak) 1973
Glen Canyon Dam[4]   AZ 710 220 Concrete arch Colorado River 36°56′15″N 111°29′04″W / 36.93750°N 111.48444°W / 36.93750; -111.48444 (Glen Canyon) 1966
New Bullards Bar Dam   CA 645 197 Concrete arch N. Yuba River 39°23′36″N 121°08′35″W / 39.39333°N 121.14306°W / 39.39333; -121.14306 (New Bullards Bar) 1969
New Melones Dam   CA 625 191 Embankment Stanislaus River 37°56′50″N 120°31′41″W / 37.94722°N 120.52806°W / 37.94722; -120.52806 (New Melones) 1979
Mossyrock Dam   WA 606 185 Concrete arch Cowlitz River 46°32′04″N 122°25′34″W / 46.53444°N 122.42611°W / 46.53444; -122.42611 (Mossyrock) 1968
Shasta Dam   CA 602 183 Concrete gravity Sacramento River 40°43′07″N 122°25′08″W / 40.71861°N 122.41889°W / 40.71861; -122.41889 (Shasta) 1945
New Don Pedro Dam   CA 585 178 Embankment Tuolumne River 37°41′58″N 120°25′15″W / 37.69944°N 120.42083°W / 37.69944; -120.42083 (New Don Pedro) 1971
Hungry Horse Dam   MT 564 172 Concrete arch S.F. Flathead River 48°20′30″N 114°00′51″W / 48.34167°N 114.01417°W / 48.34167; -114.01417 (Hungry Horse) 1953
Grand Coulee Dam   WA 550 170 Concrete gravity Columbia River 47°57′21″N 118°58′54″W / 47.95583°N 118.98167°W / 47.95583; -118.98167 (Grand Coulee) 1942
Seven Oaks Dam   CA 550 170 Embankment Santa Ana River 34°08′45″N 117°03′45″W / 34.14583°N 117.06250°W / 34.14583; -117.06250 (Seven Oaks) 2000
Ross Dam   WA 540 160 Concrete arch Skagit River 48°43′54″N 121°04′02″W / 48.73167°N 121.06722°W / 48.73167; -121.06722 (Ross) 1949
Trinity Dam   CA 538 164 Embankment Trinity River 40°48′04″N 122°45′48″W / 40.80111°N 122.76333°W / 40.80111; -122.76333 (Trinity) 1962
Yellowtail Dam   MT 525 160 Concrete arch Bighorn River 45°18′24″N 107°57′29″W / 45.30667°N 107.95806°W / 45.30667; -107.95806 (Yellowtail Dam) 1967
Cougar Dam   OR 519 158 Embankment S.F. McKenzie River 44°07′44″N 122°14′25″W / 44.12889°N 122.24028°W / 44.12889; -122.24028 (Cougar Dam) 1964
Swift Dam   WA 512 156 Embankment Lewis River 46°04′47″N 122°11′52″W / 46.07972°N 122.19778°W / 46.07972; -122.19778 (Swift Dam) 1958
Flaming Gorge Dam   UT 502 153 Concrete arch Green River 40°54′52″N 109°25′17″W / 40.91444°N 109.42139°W / 40.91444; -109.42139 (Flaming Gorge) 1964
New Exchequer Dam   CA 490 150 Concrete-faced rockfill Merced River 37°35′10″N 120°16′10″W / 37.58611°N 120.26944°W / 37.58611; -120.26944 (New Exchequer) 1967
Fontana Dam   NC 480 150 Concrete gravity Little Tennessee River 35°27′08″N 83°48′17″W / 35.45222°N 83.80472°W / 35.45222; -83.80472 (Fontana Dam) 1944
Morrow Point Dam   CO 468 143 Concrete arch Gunnison River 36°27′07″N 107°32′17″W / 36.45194°N 107.53806°W / 36.45194; -107.53806 (Morrow Point) 1968
Detroit Dam   OR 463 141 Concrete gravity North Santiam River 44°43′15″N 122°14′59″W / 44.72083°N 122.24972°W / 44.72083; -122.24972 (Detroit Dam) 1953
Bath County Pumped Storage Station Upper Dam   VA 460 140 Embankment Little Back Creek 38°13′32″N 79°49′27″W / 38.22556°N 79.82417°W / 38.22556; -79.82417 (Bath County Pumped Storage Station) 1984
Anderson Ranch Dam   ID 456 139 Embankment S.F. Boise River 43°21′27″N 115°26′55″W / 43.35750°N 115.44861°W / 43.35750; -115.44861 (Anderson Ranch) 1950
Union Valley Dam   CA 453 138 Embankment Silver Creek 38°51′55″N 120°26′30″W / 38.86528°N 120.44167°W / 38.86528; -120.44167 (Union Valley Dam) 1963
Carters Dam   GA 445 136 Embankment Coosawattee River 44°20′6″N 71°52′32″W / 44.33500°N 71.87556°W / 44.33500; -71.87556 (Carters Dam) 1977
New Waddell Dam   AZ 440 130 Embankment Agua Fria River 33°50′49″N 112°15′58″W / 33.84694°N 112.26611°W / 33.84694; -112.26611 (New Waddell Dam) 1994
Pine Flat Dam   CA 440 130 Concrete gravity Kings River 36°49′56″N 119°19′34″W / 36.83222°N 119.32611°W / 36.83222; -119.32611 (Pine Flat Dam) 1954
Round Butte Dam   OR 440 130 Embankment Deschutes River 44°36′11″N 121°16′40″W / 44.60306°N 121.27778°W / 44.60306; -121.27778 (Round Butte Dam) 1964
Mud Mountain Dam   WA 432 132 Embankment White River 47°08′24″N 121°55′55″W / 47.14000°N 121.93194°W / 47.14000; -121.93194 (Mud Mountain Dam) 1948
O'Shaughnessy Dam   CA 430 130 Concrete arch Tuolumne River 37°56′51″N 119°47′17″W / 37.94750°N 119.78806°W / 37.94750; -119.78806 (O'Shaughnessy Dam) 1923
(1938)
Libby Dam   MT 422 129 Concrete gravity Kootenai River 48°24′42″N 115°18′34″W / 48.41167°N 115.30944°W / 48.41167; -115.30944 (Libby Dam) 1975
Brownlee Dam   ID
  OR
420 130 Embankment Snake River 44°50′10″N 116°54′00″W / 44.83611°N 116.90000°W / 44.83611; -116.90000 (Brownlee Dam) 1958
Owyhee Dam   OR 417 127 Concrete arch Owyhee River 43°38′31″N 117°14′33″W / 43.64194°N 117.24250°W / 43.64194; -117.24250 (Owyhee Dam) 1932
Mammoth Pool Dam   CA 411 125 Embankment San Joaquin River 37°19′23″N 119°18′58″W / 37.32306°N 119.31611°W / 37.32306; -119.31611 (Mammoth Pool Dam) 1959
Hell Hole Dam   CA 410 120 Embankment Rubicon River 39°03′26″N 120°24′32″W / 39.05722°N 120.40889°W / 39.05722; -120.40889 (Hell Hole Dam) 1966
Navajo Dam   NM 402 123 Embankment San Juan River 36°48′01″N 107°36′45″W / 36.80028°N 107.61250°W / 36.80028; -107.61250 (Navajo Dam) 1962
Blue Mesa Dam   CO 390 120 Embankment Gunnison River 38°27′02″N 107°20′06″W / 38.45056°N 107.33500°W / 38.45056; -107.33500 (Blue Mesa Dam) 1966
Summersville Dam   WV 390 120 Rockfill Gauley River 38°13′18″N 80°53′23″W / 38.22167°N 80.88972°W / 38.22167; -80.88972 (Summersville Dam) 1966
Diablo Dam   WA 389 119 Concrete arch Skagit River 48°42′51″N 121°07′52″W / 48.71417°N 121.13111°W / 48.71417; -121.13111 (Diablo Dam) 1930
Pyramid Dam   CA 386 118 Embankment Piru Creek 34°38′39″N 118°45′50″W / 34.64417°N 118.76389°W / 34.64417; -118.76389 (Pyramid Dam) 1970
Jocassee Dam   SC 385 117 Embankment Keowee River 34°57′35″N 82°55′02″W / 34.95972°N 82.91722°W / 34.95972; -82.91722 (Jocassee Dam) 1973
Pacoima Dam   CA 365 111 Variable radius arch Pacoima Creek 34°20′05″N 118°23′47″W / 34.33472°N 118.39639°W / 34.33472; -118.39639 (Pacoima) 1929
Theodore Roosevelt Dam   AZ 357 109 Concrete arch Salt River 33°40′18″N 111°09′40″W / 33.67167°N 111.16111°W / 33.67167; -111.16111 (Theodore Roosevelt Dam) 1911
(1996)
Arrowrock Dam   ID 350 110 Concrete arch Boise River 43°35′44″N 115°55′20″W / 43.59556°N 115.92222°W / 43.59556; -115.92222 (Arrowrock Dam) 1915
Buffalo Bill Dam   WY 350 110 Concrete arch Shoshone River 44°30′06″N 109°11′03″W / 44.50167°N 109.18417°W / 44.50167; -109.18417 (Buffalo Bill Dam) 1910
Jordanelle Dam   UT 345 105 Embankment Provo River 40°35′52″N 111°25′26″W / 40.59778°N 111.42389°W / 40.59778; -111.42389 (Jordanelle Dam) 1992
Pardee Dam   CA 345 105 Gravity Mokelumne River 38°15′27″N 120°51′01″W / 38.25750°N 120.85028°W / 38.25750; -120.85028 (Pardee) 1929
William L. Jess Dam   OR 345 105 Embankment Rogue River 42°40′17″N 122°40′30″W / 42.67139°N 122.67500°W / 42.67139; -122.67500 (William L. Jess Dam) 1976
Abiquiu Dam   NM 340 100 Embankment Rio Chama 36°14′17″N 106°25′33″W / 36.23806°N 106.42583°W / 36.23806; -106.42583 (Abiquiu Dam) 1963
(1986)
Boundary Dam   WA 340 100 Concrete arch-gravity Pend Oreille River 48°59′14″N 117°20′51″W / 48.98722°N 117.34750°W / 48.98722; -117.34750 (Boundary Dam) 1967
Castaic Dam   CA 340 100 Embankment Castaic Creek 34°31′09″N 118°36′25″W / 34.51917°N 118.60694°W / 34.51917; -118.60694 (Castaic Dam) 1973
Folsom Dam   CA 340 100 Concrete gravity,
embankment
American River 38°42′28″N 121°09′23″W / 38.70778°N 121.15639°W / 38.70778; -121.15639 (Folsom Dam) 1956
Lucky Peak Dam   ID 340 100 Embankment Boise River 43°31′42″N 116°03′11″W / 43.52833°N 116.05306°W / 43.52833; -116.05306 (Lucky Peak Dam) 1955
San Vicente Dam   CA 337 103 Roller-Compacted Concrete Off-stream 32°54′44″N 116°55′28″W / 32.91222°N 116.92444°W / 32.91222; -116.92444 (San Vicente Dam) 1943 (2014)
Ridgway Dam   CO 333 101 Embankment Uncompahgre River 38°14′15″N 107°45′33″W / 38.23750°N 107.75917°W / 38.23750; -107.75917 (Ridgway Dam) 1987
Salt Springs Dam   CA 332 101 Rock-fill North Fork Mokelumne River 38°29′54″N 120°12′58″W / 38.49833°N 120.21611°W / 38.49833; -120.21611 (Salt Springs) 1931
Alder Dam   WA 330 100 Concrete arch Nisqually River 46°48′05″N 122°18′37″W / 46.80139°N 122.31028°W / 46.80139; -122.31028 (Alder Dam) 1945
Hells Canyon Dam   ID
  OR
330 100 Concrete gravity Snake River 45°14′41″N 116°41′54″W / 45.24472°N 116.69833°W / 45.24472; -116.69833 (Hells Canyon Dam) 1967
Green Peter Dam   OR 327 100 Concrete gravity M. Santiam River 44°27′07″N 122°32′49″W / 44.45194°N 122.54694°W / 44.45194; -122.54694 (Green Peter Dam) 1967
Crystal Dam   CO 323 98 Concrete arch Gunnison River 38°30′38″N 107°37′31″W / 38.51056°N 107.62528°W / 38.51056; -107.62528 (Crystal Dam) 1976
Yale Dam   WA 323 98 Embankment Lewis River 45°57′51″N 122°19′57″W / 45.96417°N 122.33250°W / 45.96417; -122.33250 (Yale Dam) 1953
Parker Dam   AZ
  CA
320 98 Concrete arch Colorado River 34°17′47″N 114°08′21″W / 34.29639°N 114.13917°W / 34.29639; -114.13917 (Parker Dam) 1938
Tieton Dam   WA 319 97 Embankment Tieton River 46°39′23″N 121°07′46″W / 46.65639°N 121.12944°W / 46.65639; -121.12944 (Tieton Dam) 1925
Warm Springs Dam   CA 319 97 Rolled-earth embankment Dry Creek 38°43′06″N 123°00′46″W / 38.71833°N 123.01278°W / 38.71833; -123.01278 (Warm Springs) 1982
Friant Dam   CA 319 97 Concrete gravity San Joaquin River 37°00′02″N 119°42′19″W / 37.00056°N 119.70528°W / 37.00056; -119.70528 (Friant Dam) 1942
Olivenhain Dam   CA 318 97 Concrete gravity off-stream 33°04′13″N 117°08′17″W / 33.07028°N 117.13806°W / 33.07028; -117.13806 (Olivenhain) 2003
Watauga Dam   TN 318 97 Rockfill Watauga River 36°19′25″N 82°07′22″W / 36.32361°N 82.12278°W / 36.32361; -82.12278 (Watauga Dam) 1948
Donnells Dam   CA 317 97 Concrete arch Middle Fork Stanislaus River 38°19′50″N 119°57′38″W / 38.33056°N 119.96056°W / 38.33056; -119.96056 (Donnells Dam) 1958
Cherry Valley Dam   CA 315 96 Earth and rock Cherry Creek 37°58′34″N 119°54′33″W / 37.97611°N 119.90917°W / 37.97611; -119.90917 (Cherry Valley) 1956
Courtright Dam   CA 315 96 Rock-fill Helms Creek 37°04′44″N 118°58′12″W / 37.07889°N 118.97000°W / 37.07889; -118.97000 (Courtright) 1958
San Gabriel Dam   CA 315 96 Embankment San Gabriel River 34°12′20″N 117°52′33″W / 34.20556°N 117.87583°W / 34.20556; -117.87583 (San Gabriel Dam) 1939
Merwin Dam   WA 313 95 Concrete arch Lewis River 45°57′24″N 122°33′18″W / 45.95667°N 122.55500°W / 45.95667; -122.55500 (Merwin Dam) 1931
Upper Stillwater Dam   UT 310 94 Concrete gravity Rock Creek 40°33′35″N 110°41′59″W / 40.55972°N 110.69972°W / 40.55972; -110.69972 (Upper Stillwater Dam) 1987
Bartlett Dam   AZ 309 94 Multiple arch buttress Verde River 33°49′05″N 111°37′54″W / 33.81806°N 111.63167°W / 33.81806; -111.63167 (Bartlett Dam) 1939
Green Mountain Dam   CO 309 94 Embankment Blue River 39°52′39″N 106°19′49″W / 39.87750°N 106.33028°W / 39.87750; -106.33028 (Green Mountain Dam) 1942
Horse Mesa Dam   AZ 305 93 Concrete arch Salt River 33°35′27″N 111°20′38″W / 33.59083°N 111.34389°W / 33.59083; -111.34389 (Horse Mesa Dam) 1927
San Luis Dam   CA 305 93 Embankment San Luis Creek 37°03′33″N 121°04′29″W / 37.05917°N 121.07472°W / 37.05917; -121.07472 (San Luis Dam) 1967
Teton Dam[n 1]   ID 305 93 Embankment Teton River 43°54′35″N 111°32′31″W / 43.90972°N 111.54194°W / 43.90972; -111.54194 (Teton Dam) 1976
Monticello Dam   CA 304 93 Concrete arch Putah Creek 38°30′47″N 122°06′15″W / 38.51306°N 122.10417°W / 38.51306; -122.10417 (Monticello Dam) 1957
Elephant Butte Dam   NM 301 92 Concrete gravity Rio Grande 33°09′14″N 107°11′32″W / 33.15389°N 107.19222°W / 33.15389; -107.19222 (Elephant Butte Dam) 1916
Gorge Dam   WA 300 91 Concrete gravity Skagit River 48°41′52″N 121°12′30″W / 48.69778°N 121.20833°W / 48.69778; -121.20833 (Gorge Dam) 1924
Smith Lake Dam   AL 300 91 Embankment Sipsey Fork 33°56′31″N 87°06′21″W / 33.94194°N 87.10583°W / 33.94194; -87.10583 (Smith Lake Dam) 1961

Tallest dams by stateEdit

State Name Height Type River Coordinates Built
ft m
  Alabama Smith Lake Dam 300 91 Embankment Sipsey Fork 33°56′31″N 87°06′21″W / 33.94194°N 87.10583°W / 33.94194; -87.10583 (Smith Lake Dam) 1961
  Alaska[5] Green Lake Dam 210 64 Concrete arch Vodopad River 56°59′08″N 135°06′48″W / 56.98556°N 135.11333°W / 56.98556; -135.11333 (Green Lake Dam)
  Arizona Hoover Dam 726 221 Concrete arch Colorado River 36°00′56″N 114°44′16″W / 36.01556°N 114.73778°W / 36.01556; -114.73778 (Hoover Dam) 1936
  Arkansas[5] Bull Shoals Dam 256 78 Concrete gravity White River (Arkansas) 36°21′58″N 92°34′29″W / 36.36611°N 92.57472°W / 36.36611; -92.57472 (Bull Shoals Dam) 1951
  California Oroville Dam 770 230 Embankment Feather River 39°32′20″N 121°29′08″W / 39.53889°N 121.48556°W / 39.53889; -121.48556 (Oroville Dam) 1968
  Colorado Morrow Point Dam 468 143 Concrete arch Gunnison River 36°27′07″N 107°32′17″W / 36.45194°N 107.53806°W / 36.45194; -107.53806 (Morrow Point Dam) 1968
  Connecticut[5] Colebrook River Dam 215 66 Embankment Farmington River 42°00′22″N 73°02′12″W / 42.00611°N 73.03667°W / 42.00611; -73.03667 (Colebrook River Dam) 1969
  Delaware[5] Edgar M. Hoopes Dam 135 41 Concrete gravity Old Mill Stream 39°46′27″N 75°38′03″W / 39.77417°N 75.63417°W / 39.77417; -75.63417 (Edgar M. Hoopes Dam) 1932
  Florida
  Georgia Carters Dam 445 136 Embankment Coosawattee River 34°36′55″N 84°40′26″W / 34.61528°N 84.67389°W / 34.61528; -84.67389 (Carters Dam) 1977
  Hawaii[5] Alexander Dam 113 34 Embankment Wahiawa Stream 21°57′30″N 159°31′32″W / 21.95833°N 159.52556°W / 21.95833; -159.52556 (Alexander Dam) 1931
  Idaho Dworshak Dam 717 219 Concrete gravity N.F. Clearwater River 46°30′54″N 116°17′49″W / 46.51500°N 116.29694°W / 46.51500; -116.29694 (Dworshak Dam) 1973
  Illinois[5] Lake Shelbyville Dam 138 42 Embankment Kaskaskia River 39°24′33″N 88°46′50″W / 39.40917°N 88.78056°W / 39.40917; -88.78056 (Lake Shelbyville Dam) 1970
  Indiana[5] Brookville Lake Dam 181 55 Embankment Whitewater River 39°26′23″N 84°59′56″W / 39.43972°N 84.99889°W / 39.43972; -84.99889 (Brookville Lake Dam) 1974
  Iowa Coralville Dam 132 40 Embankment Iowa River 41°43′28″N 91°31′47″W / 41.72444°N 91.52972°W / 41.72444; -91.52972 (Coralville Dam) 1958
  Kansas[5] Cedar Bluff Dam 202 62 Embankment Smoky Hill River 38°47′12″N 99°43′17″W / 38.78667°N 99.72139°W / 38.78667; -99.72139 (Cedar Bluff Dam) 1952
  Kentucky[5] Dix River Dam 287 87 Rockfill Dix River 37°47′08″N 84°42′14″W / 37.78556°N 84.70389°W / 37.78556; -84.70389 (Dix River Dam) 1925
  Louisiana Toledo Bend Dam 110 34 Embankment Sabine River 31°10′25″N 93°33′57″W / 31.17361°N 93.56583°W / 31.17361; -93.56583 (Toledo Bend Dam) 1969
  Maine[5] Harris Station Dam 175 53 Concrete gravity Kennebec River 45°27′37″N 69°51′55″W / 45.46028°N 69.86528°W / 45.46028; -69.86528 (Harris Station Dam) 1955
  Maryland Conowingo Dam 175 53 Concrete gravity Susquehanna River 39°39′36″N 76°10′26″W / 39.66000°N 76.17389°W / 39.66000; -76.17389 (Conowingo Dam) 1929
  Massachusetts Wachusett Dam 205 62 Concrete gravity Nashua River 42°24′13″N 71°41′16″W / 42.40361°N 71.68778°W / 42.40361; -71.68778 (Wachusett Dam) 1905
  Michigan Hardy Dam 120 37 Earthfill Muskegon River 43°29′18″N 85°37′56″W / 43.48833°N 85.63222°W / 43.48833; -85.63222 (Hardy Dam) 1931
  Minnesota Blanchard Dam
  Mississippi
  Missouri Table Rock Dam 220 67 Concrete gravity White River 36°34′00″N 93°18′0″W / 36.56667°N 93.30000°W / 36.56667; -93.30000 (Table Rock Dam) 1958
  Montana Hungry Horse Dam 564 172 Concrete arch S.F. Flathead River 48°20′30″N 114°00′51″W / 48.34167°N 114.01417°W / 48.34167; -114.01417 (Hungry Horse Dam) 1953
  Nebraska[5] Medicine Creek Dam 165 50 Earthfill Medicine Creek 40°22′44″N 100°13′08″W / 40.37889°N 100.21889°W / 40.37889; -100.21889 (Medicine Creek Dam) 1949
  Nevada Hoover Dam 726 221 Concrete arch Colorado River 36°00′56″N 114°44′16″W / 36.01556°N 114.73778°W / 36.01556; -114.73778 (Hoover Dam) 1936
  New Hampshire Moore Dam 178 54 Embankment Connecticut River 34°36′55″N 84°40′26″W / 34.61528°N 84.67389°W / 34.61528; -84.67389 (Moore Dam) 1957
  New Jersey Merrill Creek Dam 280 85 Embankment Merrill Creek 40°43′34″N 75°06′10″W / 40.72611°N 75.10278°W / 40.72611; -75.10278 (Merrill Creek Dam) 1987
  New Mexico Navajo Dam 402 123 Embankment San Juan River 36°48′01″N 107°36′45″W / 36.80028°N 107.61250°W / 36.80028; -107.61250 (Navajo Dam) 1962
  New York[5] Lewiston Dam 389 119 Concrete gravity Niagara River 43°08′35″N 79°02′23″W / 43.14306°N 79.03972°W / 43.14306; -79.03972 (Lewiston Dam) 1963
  North Carolina Fontana Dam 480 150 Concrete gravity Little Tennessee River 35°27′08″N 83°48′17″W / 35.45222°N 83.80472°W / 35.45222; -83.80472 (Fontana Dam) 1944
  North Dakota Garrison Dam 210 64 Embankment Missouri River 47°29′55″N 101°24′43″W / 47.49861°N 101.41194°W / 47.49861; -101.41194 (Garrison Dam) 1953
  Ohio William Harsha Dam 205 62 Rockfill East Fork Little Miami River 39°01′21″N 84°09′01″W / 39.02250°N 84.15028°W / 39.02250; -84.15028 (William Harsha Dam) 1973
  Oklahoma Broken Bow Dam 225 69 Embankment Mountain Fork River 34°08′44″N 94°41′08″W / 34.14556°N 94.68556°W / 34.14556; -94.68556 (Broken Bow Dam) 1968
  Oregon Cougar Dam 519 158 Embankment S.F. McKenzie River 44°07′44″N 122°14′25″W / 44.12889°N 122.24028°W / 44.12889; -122.24028 (Cougar Dam) 1964
  Pennsylvania Raystown Dam 190 58 Earthfill Raystown Branch Juniata River 40°26′01″N 78°00′24″W / 40.43361°N 78.00667°W / 40.43361; -78.00667 (Raystown Dam) 1973
  Rhode Island
  South Carolina Jocassee Dam 385 117 Embankment Keowee River 34°57′35″N 82°55′02″W / 34.95972°N 82.91722°W / 34.95972; -82.91722 (Jocassee Dam) 1973
  South Dakota Oahe Dam 245 75 Embankment Missouri River 44°27′04″N 100°24′08″W / 44.45111°N 100.40222°W / 44.45111; -100.40222 (Oahe Dam) 1962
  Tennessee Watauga Dam 318 97 Rockfill Watauga River 36°19′25″N 82°07′22″W / 36.32361°N 82.12278°W / 36.32361; -82.12278 (Watauga Dam) 1948
  Texas Mansfield Dam 278 85 Concrete gravity Colorado River (Texas) 30°23′30″N 97°54′26″W / 30.39167°N 97.90722°W / 30.39167; -97.90722 (Mansfield Dam) 1941
  Utah Flaming Gorge Dam 502 153 Concrete arch Green River (Colorado River) 40°54′52″N 109°25′17″W / 40.91444°N 109.42139°W / 40.91444; -109.42139 (Flaming Gorge Dam) 1964
  Vermont Moore Dam 178 54 Embankment Connecticut River 34°36′55″N 84°40′26″W / 34.61528°N 84.67389°W / 34.61528; -84.67389 (Moore Dam) 1957
  Virginia Bath County Pumped Storage Station Upper Dam 460 140 Embankment Little Back Creek 38°13′32″N 79°49′27″W / 38.22556°N 79.82417°W / 38.22556; -79.82417 (Bath County Pumped Storage Station) 1984
  Washington Mossyrock Dam 606 185 Concrete arch Cowlitz River 46°32′04″N 122°25′34″W / 46.53444°N 122.42611°W / 46.53444; -122.42611 (Mossyrock Dam) 1968
  West Virginia Summersville Dam 390 120 Rockfill Gauley River 38°13′18″N 80°53′23″W / 38.22167°N 80.88972°W / 38.22167; -80.88972 (Summersville Dam) 1966
  Wisconsin
  Wyoming Buffalo Bill Dam 350 110 Concrete arch Shoshone River 44°30′06″N 109°11′03″W / 44.50167°N 109.18417°W / 44.50167; -109.18417 (Buffalo Bill Dam) 1910

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oroville Facilities". California State Water Project. California Department of Water Resources. 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
  2. ^ "Hoover Dam". Boulder Canyon Project. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
  3. ^ "Dworshak Dam". Idaho Public Television. Archived from the original on 2012-04-21. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
  4. ^ "Glen Canyon Dam". Colorado River Storage Project. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Stanford National Performance of Dams Program". Stanford University. Archived from the original on 2014-12-27. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  1. ^ Dam failed during first filling in June 1976.

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