World wonders Impressive dams across the globe
Contra Dam, Switzerland: Also known as the Verzasca Dam, this is the location of the famous opening sequence of the 1995 James Bond film 'GoldenEye.
Almendra Dam, Spain: One of the country's tallest structures, Almendra forms part of the hydroelectric system.
Kerr Dam, USA: Located on the Flathead River in Montana, scenic Kerr Dam was designed to generate hydroelectricity.
Atatürk Dam, Turkey: Named in honor of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic.
Gordon Dam, Australia: This double curvature concrete arch dam is located in Tasmania.
Gariep Dam, South Africa: In the Khoekhoe language, Gariep means "river.
Oroville Dam, USA: At 234 m (770 ft), this is the tallest and largest dam in the United States.
Vajont Dam, Italy: Completed in 1959, it's one of the tallest dams in the world.
Akosombo Dam, Ghana: Completed in 1965, construction of the dam flooded part of the Volta River Basin.
Tarbela Dam, Pakistan: The largest earth-filled dam in the world.