Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

geographical name \ˈbōl-dər\

Definition of HOOVER DAM

dam 726 feet (221 m) high in Colorado River between Nevada & Arizona — see mead (Lake)

Variants of HOOVER DAM

Hoover Dam or formerly Boul·der Dam \ˈbōl-dər\

Hoover Dam

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Highest concrete arch dam in the U.S., built on the Colorado River at the Arizona-Nevada border. It impounds Lake Mead. The dam, completed in 1936, is used for flood and silt control, electric power, irrigation, and domestic and industrial water supplies. It is 726 ft (221 m) high and 1,244 ft (379 m) long (along the crest), has a power capacity of 1,345 megawatts, and a volume of 4.4 million cu yd (3.36 million cu m).

Variants of HOOVER DAM

Hoover Dam formerly Boulder Dam


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