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Hoover Dam
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Hoover Dam bi Ansel Adams, 1942
Location Clark Coonty, Nevada / Mohave Coonty, Arizona, U.S.
Purpose Pouer, fluid control, watter storage, regulation, recreation
Status In use
Construction began 1931
Construction cost

$49 million (1931)

$777 million (2016)
Ainer(s) Unitit States Govrenment
Dam and spillways
Type o spillway 2 controlled drum-gate
Spillway capacity 400,000 cu ft/s (11,000 m3/s)
Pouer station
Operator(s) U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Commeession date 1936 - 1961
Bureau of Reclamation: Lower Colorado Region - Hoover Dam
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Nearest ceety Boulder City, Nevada
Coordinates 36°0′56″N 114°44′16″W / 36.01556°N 114.73778°W / 36.01556; -114.73778Coordinates: 36°0′56″N 114°44′16″W / 36.01556°N 114.73778°W / 36.01556; -114.73778
Biggit 1933
Airchitect Six Companies, Inc. (structural), Gordon Kaufmann (exteriors)
Airchitectural style Art Deco
MPS Vehicular Bridges in Arizona MPS (AD)
NRHP Reference # 81000382
Significant dates
Addit tae NRHP Aprile 8, 1981[1]
Designatit NHL August 20, 1985[2]

Hoover Dam, ance kent as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon o the Colorado River, on the border atween the U.S. states o Nevada an Arizona. It wis constructit atween 1931 an 1936 during the Great Depression an wis dedicatit on September 30, 1935, bi Preses Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction wis the result o a massive effort involvin thoosands o wirkers, an cost ower ane hunder lives. The dam wis controversially named efter Preses Herbert Hoover.

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  1. "Inventory-Nomination form: Hoover Dam" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  2. "Hoover Dam". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-07-04.