Hoover Dam

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Hoover Dam

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

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