Hoover Dam

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Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam bi Ansel Adams, 1942
Offeecial nameHoover Dam
LocationClark Coonty, Nevada / Mohave Coonty, Arizona, U.S.
PurposePouer, fluid control, watter storage, regulation, recreation
StatusIn use
Construction begoud1931
Appenin date1936
Construction cost$49 million (1931) $777 million (2016)
Awner(s)Unitit States Govrenment
Operator(s)U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Dam an spillweys
Teep o damConcrete gravity-airch
ImpoondsColorado River
Hicht726.4 ft (221.4 m)
Lenth1,244 ft (379 m)
Elevation at crest1,232 ft (376 m)
Weenth (crest)45 ft (14 m)
Weenth (base)660 ft (200 m)
Dam vollum3,250,000 cu yd (2,480,000 m3)
Spillwey teep2 controlled drum-gate
Spillwey capacity400,000 cu ft/s (11,000 m3/s)
CreautsLake Mead
Tot capacity28,537,000 acre⋅ft (35.200 km3)
Active capacity15,853,000 acre⋅ft (19.554 km3)
Inactive capacity10,024,000 acre⋅ft (12.364 km3)
Catchment aurie167,800 sq mi (435,000 km2)
Surface aurie247 sq mi (640 km2)[1]
Maximum lenth112 mi (180 km)
Maximum watter deepth590 ft (180 m)
Normal elevation1,219 ft (372 m)
Power Station
Operator(s)U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Commission date1936 - 1961
Hydraulic heid590 ft (180 m) (Max)
Turbines13× 130 MW
2× 127 MW
1× 68.5 MW
1× 61.5 MW Francis-teep
2× 2.4 MW Pelton-teep
Instawed capacity2,080 MW
Annual generation4.2 billion kWh[2]
Bureau of Reclamation: Lower Colorado Region - Hoover Dam
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Nearest ceetyBoulder City, Nevada
Coordinates36°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
AirchitectSix Companies, Inc. (structural), Gordon Kaufmann (exteriors)
Airchitectural styleArt Deco
MPSVehicular Bridges in Arizona MPS (AD)
NRHP Reference #81000382
Significant dates
Addit tae NRHPAprile 8, 1981[3]
Designatit NHLAugust 20, 1985[4]

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. "Frequently Asked Questions: Lake Mead". Bureau of Reclamation. Archived frae the original on 3 Juin 2012. Retrieved 2 Julie 2010. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  2. "Frequently Asked Questions: Hydropower". Bureau of Reclamation. Archived frae the original on 23 Mairch 2010. Retrieved 22 Februar 2017. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. "Inventory-Nomination form: Hoover Dam" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved 2 Julie 2010.
  4. "Hoover Dam". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived frae the original on 16 Julie 2010. Retrieved 4 Julie 2010.