It is by far the biggest of the four dams built so far that when done this year will be the biggest arch dam in the world.
The concrete arch dam was recorded as being the highest in the world when completed.
Considering the multiple arch dam: theory, practice and the ethics of safety in a case of innovative hydraulic engineering.
Upon its completion, this project became the largest multiple arch dam in the world.
Depending on curvature of an arch dam and the number of targets to be monitored on the crest, more than one pier may be required.
The original rubble-masonry gravity arch dam is now encased in a new concrete block structure.
British Dictionary definitions for arch dam
a dam that is curved in the horizontal plane and usually built of concrete, in which the horizontal thrust is taken by abutments in the sides of a valley. Arch dams must be built on solid rock, as a yielding material would cause a failure