Quick Answer: How many dams does Philippines have?

There are 438 major dams and 423 smaller dams.

How many dams are there in the Philippines?

The Philippines has a population of more than 100 million and there are 15 large dams in operation. The country’s dams have a total water storage volume of 8.67 x 109 m3.

Why do we have dams in the Philippines?

The Philippines has a number of large dams that serve as water reservoirs in various parts of the country. Water from these dams are controlled and have a number of important uses—domestic water supply, irrigation of farms and power generation, among others.

What is the biggest dam in Asia?

Top 30 ranks, by reservoir volume in descending order

Rank Name Region
1 Bakun Dam Asia
2 Three Gorges Dam Asia
3 Longtan Dam Asia
4 Nuozhadu Dam Asia

Are there any successful hydropower projects in the Philippines?

Only one was successfully negotiated–the 70 MW Bakun Hydroelectric Project. It is now under construction.

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