Hoover Dam


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Hoover Dam,

726 ft (221 m) high and 1,244 ft (379 m) long, on the Colorado River between Nev. and Ariz.; one of the world's largest dams. Built between 1931 and 1936 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the dam is named for President Herbert HooverHoover, Herbert Clark,
1874–1964, 31st President of the United States (1929–33), b. West Branch, Iowa. Wartime Relief Efforts

After graduating (1895) from Stanford, he worked as a mining engineer in many parts of the world.
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; from 1933 to 1947 it was known as Boulder Dam. A key unit on the ColoradoColorado
. 1 Great river of the SW United States, 1,450 mi (2,334 km) long, rising in the Rocky Mts. of N Colo., and flowing generally SW through Colo., Utah, Ariz., between Nev. and Ariz., and Ariz. and Calif.
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, the dam is a major supplier of hydroelectric power and provides for flood control, river regulation, and improved navigation. Hoover Dam impounds Lake MeadMead, Lake,
247 sq mi (640 sq km), on the Nev.-Ariz. border, formed by Hoover Dam across the Colorado River. The lake is 115 mi (185 km) long, from 1 to 8 mi (1.6–12.
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, the largest reservoir in the United States; water is used to irrigate more than 650,000 acres (263,000 hectares) in S California and Arizona, and c.400,000 acres (162,000 hectares) in Mexico. The nearby O'Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge (2010), with the longest concrete arch, 1,079 ft (329 m), in the United States, crosses the river below the dam. Hoover Dam is part of Lake Mead National Recreation Area (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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, table). Boulder CityBoulder City,
residential city (1990 pop. 12,567), S Nev., just W of Hoover Dam near Lake Mead; inc. 1959. Built (1932) by the federal government as headquarters during the dam's construction, it became a self-governing municipality by act of Congress in 1958.
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, Nev., was built to house workers on the project.

Bibliography

See J. E. Stevens, Hoover Dam (1988).

Hoover Dam

a dam in the western US, on the Colorado River on the border between Nevada and Arizona; forms Lake Mead. Height: 222 m (727 ft.). Length: 354 m (1180 ft.)
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Kravitz points out that the typical West Rim and South Rim bus tour includes what is called a Hoover Dam "photo stop.
Girl Scouts will gather at the Hoover Dam once again for the reveal of the organization's logo on the Hoover Dam.
It was a weird experience, as was looking down into the waters of the Colorado River at the Hoover Dam.
Hoover Dam is not just a dam but also a shrine to the modern West and the can-do resolve of the Great Depression.
Authorities are quick to point out that Hoover Dam is a major supplier of hydroelectric power to Southern California.
The Hoover Dam was the closes convenient site he could find.
We are honored by the award and very proud to be the designers who have finally bridged the Colorado River at Hoover Dam," said Goodyear.
across the Hoover Dam where a commemorative aerial photo will be taken of the group.
The LACC was established in 1931 and worked on film projects for the 1932 Olympics and the building of Hoover Dam.
On the Nevada-Arizona border, 9 miles south of Hoover Dam, the Colorado River runs with the devil.
More than nine years in the making, the Hoover Dam Bypass - which improves security, driver and pedestrian safety and traffic mobility in the vicinity of the historic Hoover Dam - has won the American Council of Engineering Companies' Grand Conceptor Award, given to the nation's best overall engineering achievement.