Hoover Dam Process Diagram

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Figure 1 provides the Hoover Dam Process Diagram explaining how everything works and how the water flows until different sections. Figure 2 and 3 are pictures of the Hoover Dam that were taken during the trip. The Hoover Dam was built between 1931 to 1935. More than 21,000 men worked every day and night to complete the construction. The purpose of building the dam was to provide a reliable water supply for the southern California and control the flow of the Colorado River [1]. It is one of the famous dams in the United States with a height of 726 feet, a length of 1244 foot, and a weight of 6.6 million tons. The project was completed almost 26 months ahead of schedule. Table 1 provides information that was taken from the day of the trip. The power output of the dam was 395 kwh, with an outflow of 11495 cubic feet per second [2]. The outflow of the dam provides how much water is flowing through the dam and the amount power is generating [3]. The percent full capacity of Lake Mead is 39% with a water depth of 1081.37 feet [4]. Lake Mead is a lake on the Colorado River and the largest reservoir in the United States in terms of water capacity. Lake Mead has not yet reached full capacity. Figure 4 provides a figure of the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge where we can see the Hoover Dam. The bridge helped reduced the number of vehicles traveling across the dam [5]. The role that the Hoover Dam has had is that it has help provide water to over 25 million people in the

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