The World's Largest Public Domain Media Search Engine

Hoover Dam, Spanning Colorado River at Route 93, Boulder City, Clark County, NV

description

Summary

Significance: It is a National Historic Landmark, an American Civil Engineering Landmark, and the focus of an historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The dam was constructed between 1931 to 1936, and installation of electrical generating units in the dam's hydroelectric power plant occurred from 1935 to 1961. At the time of its completion, Hoover Dam was the highest concrete arch dam in the world. By 1940 the dam's power plant was the largest hydroelectric generating plant in the world in terms of installed capacity. Hoover Dam allowed massive irrigation and municipal water systems to be built in California and Arizona, and electricity generated at the dam's power plant supported WWII war industries and post-war development in California, Arizona, and Nevada...
Survey number: HAER NV-27
Building/structure dates: after. 1930- before. 1963 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 81000382

date_range

Date

1969 - 1980
person

Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Hoover, Herbert
Bureau of Reclamation, Owner
Larson, Kate, transmitter
Lowe, Jet, photographer
place

Location

Willow Valley35.97822, -114.83451
Google Map of 35.9782216, -114.8345117
create

Source

Library of Congress
copyright

Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

Explore more

dams
hydraulic engineering
water power
water supply
hydroelectric power plants
irrigation
willow valley
hoover
dam
hoover dam
colorado
river
colorado river
route
boulder
city
boulder city
clark
clark county
nevada
energy generation
arizona
bureau of reclamation
historic american engineering record
herbert hoover
kate larson
jet lowe
ultra high resolution
high resolution
power plants