Hoover Dam


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Hoover Dam

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(Placename) 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). Former name (1933–47): Boulder Dam

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a dam on the Colorado River, on the boundary between SE Nevada and NW Arizona. 726 ft. (221 m) high; 1244 ft. (379 m) long. Official name, Hoover Dam.
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Noun1.Hoover Dam - a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in NevadaHoover Dam - a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada
Battle Born State, Nevada, NV, Sagebrush State, Silver State - a state in the southwestern United States
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The Bureau of Reclamations Lower Colorado Region today issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Hoover Dam Fiber Optic Cable Replacement Project.
Above, Below & Beyond is a 10-11hr trip that takes guests to the Grand Canyon West Rim on a guided 4x4 drive via the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Mojave Desert and Joshua Tree Forest.
A MAN was arrested and fined after he swam across the Hoover Dam reservoir in the US while on a stag-do.
RE NORTH WALES MAN BECOMES FIRST IN HISTORY TO SWIM ACROSS HOOVER DAM RESERVOIR .
The visit included a tour of the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, and focused on sharing experiences about building dams in different countries, managing the dams' flow, and stored water.
Bureau of Reclamation , which manages the reservoir and the Hoover Dam, said Friday.
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Hoover Dam, linking Arizona and Nevada at the Black Canyon and embodying 3 million yd.
Built in the Mojave Desert to hold back the largest man-made lake in America, the Hoover Dam became a visible symbol of American ingenuity and construction, even amid dark times of widespread poverty, unemployment, and hunger.
The water elevation in the reservoir behind Hoover Dam has alarmed water managers, farmers and cities throughout the region.
The captain will fly over the Las Vegas strip or take you over scenic spots like the Hoover Dam or Red Rock Canyon.