Norak Dam

Norak Dam

Norak Dam built in 1980 on the Vakhsh River 75 km east of Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe. It is currently the tallest dam in the world with the highest point located 310 m above its basement. The mound volume is 54 mln m3. The collected waters rotate nine hydroelectric turbines and produce most of Tajikistan’s 4.0 GW hydroelectric generating capacity, which meets 98% of the nation’s electricity needs.

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