Although there are various natural lakes and rivers in the world, but still man has made different artificial lakes to beautify his surroundings to much extent. Man-made lakes come into being by building dams and supplying water to these lakes. There is a strong need to give these lakes a natural and beautiful look to grasp the attention of the tourists from all parts of the world. Let us explore which are the top 10 man-made lakes in the world.
10. Superior Lake:
This beautiful lake is situated in USA and another part of it has been built in Canada. It is an interesting and quite beautiful man-made lake which remains full with the tourists and local residents during the weekends. The environment of this lake’s surrounded area is quite pleasant.
9. Lake Kariba:
LakeKariba is a hydroelectric lake which is situated in between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is one of the most beautiful and largest lakes in the world. It is expanded in an area of 180 cubic kilometers and contains tons of water with about 55oo square kilometers surface area.
8 Bratsk Reservoir:
Bratsk is a natural looking lake situated in Russia. It is expanded in an area of about 5500 square kilometers and has the capacity of holding about 170 cubic kilometers of water.
7. Akosombo Dam Lake:
Its VoltaLake is situated in Western Ghana. It is a powerful and one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. It has the capacity of holding about 150 cubic kilometers water.
6. Manicouagan Reservoir:
Manicouagan is not only a beautiful lake but also one of the biggest man-made creations in this world. It is situated in Quebec, Canada and is known to be a stunning and eye-catching lake in the world. Its estimated water keeping capacity is 140 cubic kilometers and is expanded in an area of about 2000 square kilometers.
5. Lake Nasser:
LakeNasser is an interesting and one of the most relaxing tourist points. It is locates in Southern Egypt and is about 600 kilometers long and 35 kilometers wide. Its surface area is almost 5000 square kilometers. This lake is the creation of Aswan High Dam and was constructed in 1971.
4. Lake Guri:
LakeGuri is yet another wonderful and one of the very impressive man-made lakes in the world. It is situated in Bolivar State, Venezuela. CaroniRiver can be credited for creating this beautiful lake, having an estimated surface area of 4200 square kilometers. This lake was constructed in 1978 and since then is an appealing tourist point.
3. Williston Lake:
WillistonLake was created by W.A.C. Bennett Dam and is situated in Columbia, Canada. This beautiful lake is 250 kilometers in length and about 1550 kilometers in width. It has the water keeping capacity of about 1700 square kilometers.
2. Krasnoyarsk Reservoir:
Krasnoyarsk is located in Divnogorsk, Russia and was built in 1972. This beautiful lake is expanded in an area of about 2300 square kilometers and has water storage capacity of more than 70 cubic kilometers.
1. Zeya Reservoir:
Zeya Reservoir was created by Zeya Dam and is another wonderful and one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in the world. It is situated in the town of Zeya close to border of China. This lake was constructed in 1975 and has water storage capacity of about 70 cubic kilometers.