Hoover Dam

official name of Boulder Dam.

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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).

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formerly called  Boulder Dam 
   dam in Black Canyon on the Colorado River, at the Arizona-Nevada border, U.S. Constructed between 1930 and 1936 and originally named Boulder Dam, it was renamed in 1947 to honour President Herbert Hoover. Hoover Dam is the highest concrete arch dam in the United States. It impounds Lake Mead (Mead, Lake), which extends for 115 miles (185 km) upstream and is one of the largest manmade lakes in the world. The dam is used for flood and silt control, electric power, and irrigation and for domestic and industrial water supplies. Hoover Dam is 726 feet (221 m) high and 1,244 feet (379 m) long (along the crest) and has a power capacity of 1,345 megawatts and a volume of 4,400,000 cubic yards (3,360,000 cubic metres).

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  • Hoover Dam — a ↑dam on the ↑Colorado River on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. It supplies electricity and water to several states, and is one of the tallest dams in the world. It was formerly known as Boulder Dam …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Hoover Dam — n. [after Pres. Herbert HOOVER2 Herbert (Clark)] dam on the Colorado River, on the Ariz. Nev. border: 726 ft (221 m) high …   English World dictionary

  • Hoover Dam — Infobox Dam dam name= Hoover Dam caption= Hoover Dam from the air official name= Hoover Dam crosses= Colorado River reservoir= Lake Mead locale=Nevada Arizona USA maint= U.S. Bureau of Reclamation length= 1244 ft (379 m) height= 726.4 ft (221 m)… …   Wikipedia

  • Hoover Dam — Barrage Hoover Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hoover. Barrage Hoover …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hoover Dam — noun a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dam, ↑dike, ↑dyke • Part Holonyms: ↑Nevada, ↑Silver State, ↑Battle Born State, ↑Sagebrush State, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hoover Dam —    Formerly known as the Boulder Dam, construction of the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River in Black Canyon between Arizona and Colorado began in 1931 and was completed in 1936. It created one of the largest artificial lakes, Lake Mead, and… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Hoover Dam — dam, Colorado River at the Arizona–Nevada border; 727 ft. high; 1,282 ft. long …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Hoover Dam — /huvə ˈdæm/ (say hoohvuh dam) noun a large dam in the US, on the Colorado River, in south eastern Nevada and north western Arizona; the highest dam in the world. 222 m high; 360 m long. Formerly, Boulder Dam …   Australian English dictionary

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