Huge Hoover Dam in Las Vegas

Huge Hoover Dam in Las Vegas

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Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, and is located near Boulder City, Nevada. Originally called Boulder Dam, this engineering marvel was re-named for Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States. In 1935, Hoover Dam was the largest in the world and although long since surpassed it is still an amazing structure and a marvel of engineering – a huge, curving wall of plain concrete 660 feet thick at the base and 726 feet high set between the vertical walls of Black Canyon, accompanied by strangely-angled pylons, cables, power generating plants and other machinery. Its 17 generators produce 4 to 5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. That\’s enough power to supply a half million homes for one year, according to the Bureau of Reclamation, the agency responsible for maintaining and operating Hoover Dam. By the end of 1992, upgrading on the dam’s massive generators increased the original nameplate capacity from 1,345 megawatts to slightly more than 2,000 megawatts.

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2 Comments

  1. Hoover Dam is one of the best engineering marvel in Vegas. Its views form top are just spectacular and there is plenty to see at Hoover Dam.A new overpass above the dam is quite impressive and attracts the visitors with it’s size. This is one of the greatest engineering feats of all time. I found very good collection of information about this miracle on http://www.historicalplacesinamerica.com/hoover-dam

  2. Larry Hobbs says:

    I agree with Steela that the Hoover Dam is the best site to go see if your in Vegas.

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