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  • 1. 8th WonderHoover Dam a.k.aBoulder Dam Naushad Meedin section 1 Dr. Hans
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. • 1931• 1935• 1936• Concrete
  • 4. • Las Vegas• Lake Mead ( 35 trillion )• 660 m at the base• Height, 221m
  • 5. • President Herbert Hoover• Shape : arch-gravity dam• In 1922, the Reclamation Service• Architect: Six Companies, Inc.
  • 6. Location• Black Canyon • Arizona and ,Colorado River. Nevada.
  • 7. What were the challenges ?
  • 8. •Man power
  • 9. • Transportation of Equipment
  • 10. • No roads
  • 11. Secretary Ray lyman
  • 12. • Weather conditions• HOT• WINDY• NO WATER• DRY
  • 13. • No water and ventilation
  • 14. • Diversion of the Colorado River.
  • 15. • Casualties
  • 16. • No hard hats
  • 17. • No steel toed boots
  • 18. • No safety lines
  • 19. • Ecosystem destroyed
  • 20. • Invasive species Quagga Mussel
  • 21. Purpose of the Dam?
  • 22. • To harness the Colorado River ( POWER )
  • 23. • Water Storage
  • 24. • Flood control
  • 25. • Recreation
  • 26. Cost ?• Construction cost $49 million ($821 million with inflation)
  • 27. Effect of Dam ?
  • 28. • A boom in the tourism industry
  • 29. • Environmental impact
  • 30. • Annual generation 4.2 billion KWh
  • 31. What did the engineers learn ?
  • 32. • Prevent the ecological damage
  • 33. • Increase the power production• Change turbines• 17 generators
  • 34. • Increase the height of the dam
  • 35. • Tighten safety measures
  • 36. Conclusion
  • 37. 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/
  • 38. Thank you……….