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Construction period:- 1967
Height over low:"… m
Height over foundation bed:183 or 191 m (different data)
Height of the dam crown:"… m NN
Memory space:70.309 millions m
Total total:"… Million m
A pilot goal:660 m NN
Water surface with full back-up:166,000 hectars (1660 km
Dam volume:43,733 millions m
Crown length:2040 m
Crown width:"… m
Embankment inclination air-laterally:1:...
Embankment inclination water-laterally:1:...
Catchment area:"… km
Calculation flood:"… m /s
Power station achievement:2730 MW

The W.A.C. Bennett dam with Hudson's Hope in Canada is one of the largest dams of the earth. It is after the size of the memory space on place 9.


The dam of the Canadian society BC hydraulic serves among other things the generation of current from water power. The ten turbines carry 273 megawatts each, together for 2730 megawatts out.


The dam is 2040 meters long and 183 meters high a zone earth dam, (another source indicates 191 m). It locks the Canyon off of the Peace River in northern British Colombia. The flood discharge is at the right slope and is 850 meters long and 30 meters wide. At the left slope is the intake for the hydro-electric power plant and the underground power house.

The dam became after W.A.C. Bennett designated, a former Canadian prime minister. The developed artificial lake is called Williston Lake.

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See also:

  • List of the largest artificial lakes of the earth
  • List of the dams of the world

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