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Grande Dixence Dam, Switzerland

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The Grande Dixence Dam in the canton of Valais in Switzerland is the tallest gravity dam in the world
 
October 19 · Issue #757 · View online
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The Grande Dixence Dam in the canton of Valais in Switzerland is the tallest gravity dam in the world with a height of 935 feet (285 m). A gravity dam resists the horizontal thrust of the contained water, in this case the Dixence River, entirely by its own weight. The Grand Dixence took 14 years to construct, contains approximately six million cubic meters of concrete, and generates power for more than 400,000 Swiss homes.
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