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    Engineering Feat: Hoover Dam One of the largest dams in the world, the hoover dam provides hydroelectric power thanks to the Colorado River and forms Lake Mead. This dam was completed in 1935 and has the world’s largest reservoir of water. This dam is an engineering feat due to its ability to control the Colorado River’s flooding problem, contain such high quantities of water, and provides water and electricity to Los Angeles and Southern California. This project also resulted in a new kind of concrete admixture. Hoover Dam is named for Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States.1 Construction of Hoover Dam began in 1931, and the last concrete was poured in 1935 - 2 years ahead of schedule.2 Hoover Dam's authorized purposes are:…

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    The Hoover Dam was an engineering marvel of its time period. This project was one of the largest construction projects ever attempted in the U. S. history. The original purpose of the dam was for irrigation, water supply, flood control, and hydroelectric production. The dam project was interesting to study because of the history involved, the construction phase, and the different benefits to the country. During the early 1900’s, the U.S. bureau of Reclamation wanted to find a way to help…

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    The Hoover Dam

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    On April 20, 1931, construction of America's savior of the Great Depression began. That day began one of America’s greatest engineering achievements and that has forever amazed the world with it’s ingenious ingenuity and structure of design. The Hoover Dam was by far the greatest achievement of mankind during the turn of the twentieth century. Due to the Dam’s concave structure, it gives off an arch-gravity design that allows the water of the Hoover Dam to become divided in an ingenious way. The…

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    Hoover Dam Research Paper

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    Hoover Dam The Hoover Dam, a magnified national recognition of engineering completed in four years became one of the greatest man made structures compared to the great pyramids of Egypt as it stands at the height at 726 feet, and holds back 10 trillion gallons of the Colorado River. The Hoover Dam led to be a poised symbol of hope during the Great Depression, and into the light of hope had brought life into many Americans awaiting to grasp the motive of building the Hoover Dam. At the event of…

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    crops, as they could not predict the amount of water available. After the Hoover Dam was built, a…

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    Case Study: The Hoover Dam

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    1. INTRODUCTION We need entrepreneurship in order to build a better world and future for the generations to come. It is also essential for expanding the economy. The Hoover Dam was originally known as the Boulder Dam from 1933 to 1947. The dam was named after Herbert Hoover who played an important role in its construction. The Hoover Dam is located in the Black Canyon on the border between Arizona and Nevada and was built with the effective use of resources. The Hoover Dam was built by…

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    Hoover Dam is considered to be one of the must see sights apart from The Strip when one goes to Las Vegas. Apart from being an attraction for tourists to come to see it, also provides enough power to serve 1.3 million people for residents in Arizona, Southern California, and Southern Nevada. From the Dam alone it produces on average 4 billion kilowatt-hours of hydroelectric energy (“Hoover Dam”). Hydropower is being looked at as an safe alternate source of energy. There have been several debates…

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    Yuma Case Study

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    plans included the building of the Imperial dam and the Laguna dam. It was not planned by the Yuma project however the Hoover dam was built and it did coincidentally help with both the building and maintaining of the Imperial and Laguna dam. The Laguna dam much like the Hoover dam was beneficial not only by controlling the excess water flow but also in filtering more of the silt and debris from the water before it got to the canals. Before the Laguna was built ““They were always out there with…

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    Irrigation In Yuma Arizona

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    river has made it easier to farm and farming is a huge part of the economic success the Yuma has. But Yuma hasn't always been a farming phenomenon it needed irrigation to flourish and that took a lot of work and time to become so. Irrigation changed yuma in a lot of different ways whether it be good or bad. For instance when there was a dam made for irrigation purposes, the steamer boat business was affected. The dam was prevented travel up river that is where the steamers usually…

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    on the citation; "“The rhetoric around the construction of these dams, and in particular the central concept of “beneficial use,” promoted a particular water logic that carries through to present day [indigenous/Cucapá] politics.” (2013:26). Water is not only a major source of livelihood for the Cucapá people but it is so important to them they also see it as a spiritual being, and the creation of dams has hindered the flow of their most prized resource. This has gone on to affect the lives of…

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