Widen Confessions: Our 8 Favorite "DAMs"

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There are lots of dams out there to look at, so we thought we'd finally confess our top 8 all-time favorite dams. Afterall, we are experts, right?
 

8. Robert-Bourassa Dam

Where: Quebec, Canada- La Grande River
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This dam reaches 140 meters below the surface- making it the world’s largest underground plant. It also features a unique “giant’s staircase” that sweeps water downward. 
 
 

7. Verzasca Dam

Where: Ticino, Switzerland 
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Known for its beauty and slender concrete arch, it’s no surprise the Verzasca Dam is on our list. Because of it’s sleek design, the construction costs were dramatically reduced.
 
 

6. Roosevelt Dam

Where: Phoenix, Arizona—Salt River 
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So this dam was hand crafted by Italian stonemakers. Those guys hand-cut every single stone to create this gorgeous work of enginuity.
 
 

5. Fort Peck Dam

Where: Fort Peck, Montana
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Besides being on Life Magazine’s first cover, this dam has some great history. It was authorized by President Roosevelt in 1933 during the depths of the Great Depression, providing jobs for thousands of men and their families.
 
 

4. Jean Claude Van Damme

Where: VHS tapes
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Best known for classic films like Bloodsport and Double Impact, this Belgian martial arts star is one of our favorite time-travelling snake-punching action movie heroes. 
 
 

3. The Hoover Dam

Arizona/Nevada border, Colorado River
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This dam is an american hero! It attracts nearly a million tourists a year and has helped control floods, provided water for irrigating crops, and provides electricity for millions of people.
 
 

2. The world’s largest Beaver Dam

Where: Wood Buffalo National Park—Alberta, Canada 
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At 850 meters long, this beaver dam is easily the largest beaver dam- and it comes with a cute story! (you can actually see it from space!) Supposedly two beaver families got together and constructed this thing together, complete with two separate beaver lodges. The families have been growing it since the 1970s and are still together- aww
 
 

1. Widen’s Media Collective

Where: The Cloud
Widen's favorite dams number 1
Of course we had to put ourselves on the list. While we’re not necessarily a “marvel of engineering,” our DAM helps save energy by getting you the assets you need quickly, can be "hand-crafted" for your brand's identity, and attracts countless visitors every year.
 
Find out why Widen is our number one favorite DAM. 
 
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