The Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dams

The Hoover Dam from Las Vegas 30 miles to the southeast and is located in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River near the border of Nevada and Arizona. The Hoover Dam is a great architectural works to regulate the flow of water, flood prevention, irrigation standards for irrigation of crops and the most important is the power supply for the city of Las Vegas nightlife and a Southern California celebrated the vitality especially in the period of scarcity of oil as hydropower currently used replacement of oil fired power plants.

The Hoover Dam was built during the Great Depression. Once known as the Boulder Dam the Hoover Dam is located on the border of Nevada and Arizona near Boulder City, Nevada. It is one of the highest concrete dams ever built and it created one of the largest manmade lakes in the United States. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. At 726.4 feet tall, it took 200 engineers from several consulting firms and the Bureau of Reclamation to design the dam. It has 3,125,000 cubic yards of concrete and weighs more than 6.6 million tons! Construction of the dam, power plant, and related works took five years to build and was finished two years ahead of schedule. The reservoir created can hold enough water to cover the entire state of Pennsylvania with water one foot deep, agen bola.

Pictures of The Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam Project

The HooverDam

The Hoover Dam Mapping

Itaipu Dam – Hydropower

Itaipu Dam

The Itaipu dam is known as one of the seven wonders of the modern world due to its sheer immensity.It is located on the border of Brazil and Paraguay. The Itaipu dam is the structure (concrete, rockfill and earthfill) that serves to harness the water and obtain the difference in levels of 120 m (rated gross head) that permits the operation of the turbines. The upper part of the main dam contains the water intakes; structures with gates that permit the water, after passing through them and through the penstocks, to reach the spiral casing where it turns the turbine.

The Itaipu dam is 7,919 meters long (counting the Hernandarias dike) with a maximum height of 196 meters, equivalent to a 65-story building. It consumed 12.3 million cubic meters of concrete, while the iron and steel employed would permit the construction of 380 Eiffel Towers: dimensions that transformed the power plant into a reference with respect to concrete studies and dam safety, sbobet.

Itaipu Dam Hydropower

itaipu dam at night

itaipu dam at nights