Hoover Dam History, Facts And Pictures

For every country Dam is very important from where electricity is generated, which is the main necessity for every human being. Hoover Dam located in the Nevada, Mohave county, Arizona. It is also given the name of Boulder Dam. The Dam was built on Colorado river which separates the two US states Nevada and Arizona. It’s height about 726 ft which is taller than Washington Monument and double taller than the Luxor Casino which is 338 ft. If we talk about its pedestal it is thick as two football fields. Its thickness is 660 ft.

More than 20,00 automobiles on a day drive across the 45 ft because it’s top of the dam very wide There is enough space in Hoover Dam to build a 2 lane road from Seattle from Washington to Miami. Because its dam has a roof it’s electricity period has much water to complete 100 gallons in one second or it can fill 15 average size swimming pools which contain 20,000 gallons each in every second. Its water pipes is 30 ft wide which contains so much water that it can fill 900 bathtubs which are approximately 100 gallons in one second. If we talk about its design or shape, its design is like a curve axe head which is 45 ft wide from the top and from the bottom is 660 ft thick.

When Hoover Dam has full power it can supply 17 generators to the city of 750,000 people and each generator has a weight of about 4 million pounds each. This Hoover dam was manufactured by Lake Mead and from 1931 to 1936 this dam was constructed and during these 96 men was killed in an accident, unfortunately.

If we talk about its cost to build the dam it’s about $2,000,000 of copper pennies which make the copper buses take electricity inside the powerhouse. In America every state has supplied the materials for the construction of this dam and from Los Angeles to Hoover 2700 miles of transmission lines of electricity are sent. Thus it is one of the biggest projects of America from where electricity is sent to all states of America.