World wonders: Impressive dams across the globe

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Kerr Dam, USA - Located on the Flathead River in Montana, scenic Kerr Dam was designed to generate hydroelectricity, but also serves recreational and irrigation purposes.

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Gordon Dam, Australia - This double curvature concrete arch dam is located in Tasmania, and gets its water from Lake Gordon.

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Gariep Dam, South Africa - In the Khoekhoe language, Gariep means "river." It's the original name of the Orange River.

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Enguri Dam, Georgia - Currently the world's second-highest concrete arch dam, this hydroelectric dam stands on the Enguri River.

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Enguri Dam, Georgia - Dating back to 1961, the facility's arched dam is inscribed in the list of Georgia's cultural heritage.

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Kariba Dam, Zimbabwe - Spanning the Kariba Gorge of the Zambezi River basin between Zambia and Zimbabwe is this double curvature concrete arch dam.

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Itaipu Dam, Brazil - In 1994, the American Society of Civil Engineers recognized the massive Itaipu Dam as one of the seven modern Wonders of the World.

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Krasnoyarsk Dam, Russia - Located on the Yenisei River (the largest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean), the dam releases unfrozen water year-round.

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Glen Canyon Dam, USA - Completed in 1966, this arch-gravity dam near Page, Arizona is set on the upper Colorado River.

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Glen Canyon Dam, USA - The dam forms Lake Powell behind it, the second-largest man-made reservoir in the US.

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Three Gorges Dam, China - Spanning the mighty Yangtze River, the Three Gorges Dam facility is the world's largest power station.

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Three Gorges Dam, China - A monumental feat of civil engineering, construction on the dam began in 1994. It opened in 2003.

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Hoover Dam, USA - Built between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression, this iconic Art Deco-detailed landmark is one of the most recognized dams in the world.

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Hoover Dam, USA - Originally known as Boulder Dam, it was renamed for President Herbert Hoover in 1947.

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