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    Hoover Dam Hoover Dam Presentation Transcript

    • 8th WonderHoover Dam a.k.aBoulder Dam Naushad Meedin section 1 Dr. Hans
    • Introduction
    • • 1931• 1935• 1936• Concrete
    • • Las Vegas• Lake Mead ( 35 trillion )• 660 m at the base• Height, 221m
    • • President Herbert Hoover• Shape : arch-gravity dam• In 1922, the Reclamation Service• Architect: Six Companies, Inc.
    • Location• Black Canyon • Arizona and ,Colorado River. Nevada.
    • What were the challenges ?
    • •Man power
    • • Transportation of Equipment
    • • No roads
    • Secretary Ray lyman
    • • Weather conditions• HOT• WINDY• NO WATER• DRY
    • • No water and ventilation
    • • Diversion of the Colorado River.
    • • Casualties
    • • No hard hats
    • • No steel toed boots
    • • No safety lines
    • • Ecosystem destroyed
    • • Invasive species Quagga Mussel
    • Purpose of the Dam?
    • • To harness the Colorado River ( POWER )
    • • Water Storage
    • • Flood control
    • • Recreation
    • Cost ?• Construction cost $49 million ($821 million with inflation)
    • Effect of Dam ?
    • • A boom in the tourism industry
    • • Environmental impact
    • • Annual generation 4.2 billion KWh
    • What did the engineers learn ?
    • • Prevent the ecological damage
    • • Increase the power production• Change turbines• 17 generators
    • • Increase the height of the dam
    • • Tighten safety measures
    • Conclusion
    • References• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xz7i3FD8Lw• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam• http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/man- made/videos/a-new-hoover-dam/
    • Thank you……….