China - Total dam capacity

829.80 (km3) in 2013

In 2013, total dam capacity for China was 829.8 km3. Between 1995 and 2013, total dam capacity of China grew substantially from 479.7 to 829.8 km3 rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 47.55 % in 2013.

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Total cumulative storage capacity of all dams in each country. The value indicates the sum of the theoretical initial capacities of all dams, which does not change with time. The amount of water stored within any dam is likely less than the capacity due to silting. Data on small dams may not be included, although their aggregate storage capacity is generally not significant. Detailed information on dams can be accessed in regional geo-referenced dam databases on