The World’s Biggest Dams

#10 Mica Dam, Canada


The Mica dam is on the Columbia River and is a hydroelectric dam. It was completed in the year 1973, is managed by BC Hydro and the powerhouse has an 1805 MW generating capacity. The Mica dam is named after a settlement near the Mica creek. There is an abundance of the mineral mica in the area. The Mica dam is the one of largest earth fill dams in the whole world and it created the Kinbasket Lake. Water through the dam flows directly into the Revelstoke Lake. The underground powerhouse was the second largest when it was built and the switch gear insulated with sulphur hexafluoride was first installed here.

Mica Dam, Canada

The Mica dam is on the Columbia River and is a hydroelectric dam. It was completed in the year 1973, is managed by BC Hydro and the powerhouse has an 1805 MW generating capacity. The Mica dam is named after a settlement near the Mica creek. There is an abundance of the mineral mica in the area. The Mica dam is the one of largest earth fill dams in the whole world and it created the Kinbasket Lake. Water through the dam flows directly into the Revelstoke Lake. The underground powerhouse was the second largest when it was built and the switch gear insulated with sulphur hexafluoride was first installed here.



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