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    Review of Literature I. Introduction to the Hoover Dam According to the Cobuild Advanced Learning Dictionary, a dam is defined as, A wall that is built across a river in order to stop the water flowing and to make a lake.” The Hoover Dam is located in the Colorado River between Arizona and Nevada. It was first called the Boulder Dam but was later named the Hoover Dam. It was named after President Herbert Hoover. Hoover was not only president but also an engineer, and when he was Secretary of Commerce

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    Hoover Dam The Hoover Dam is one of America¡¦s greatest civil engineering marvels (Hernan 22) and ¡§has become a magnet to those fascinated by human ingenuity at its best¡¨ (Haussler 30). With its enormous size and construction during the Great Depression, it was an interesting topic to me. I would like to major in civil engineering and, at first, I was researching this topic. I was looking for salary and job descriptions. Then, I discovered the name John L. Savage, the engineer who supervised

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    Hoover Dam      The Hoover Dam is one of America¡¦s greatest civil engineering marvels (Hernan 22) and ¡§has become a magnet to those fascinated by human ingenuity at its best¡¨ (Haussler 30). With its enormous size and construction during the Great Depression, it was an interesting topic to me. I would like to major in civil engineering and, at first, I was researching this topic. I was looking for salary and job descriptions. Then, I discovered the name John L. Savage, the engineer who supervised

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    History of the Hoover Dam

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    and final completion of the Hoover Dam, an engineering marvel. Due to the fact that the Hoover Dam is located on the boarder of Nevada and Arizona, it is extremely hot there. During this time period, the citizens living in these dry climates pushed for an irrigation system that would benefit these desert surroundings with flooding protection and something to act as a utility to help provide power to the growing cities nearby. The best answer to this was the Hoover Dam, which is located on the Colorado

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    Essay on The Construction of the Hoover Dam

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    Hoover Dam began to be built during the Great Depression. There were not many jobs because of the economic stand point during the 1930s. The construction of the Hoover Dam created more jobs helping the people receive a job. Even though people received a job, safety was an issue. Some of the safety issues were weather conditions, pneumonia causes, high scalars, and discrimination. Supervisors had a goal to finish the Hoover Dam in record time. The supervisors on the Hoover Dam project were solely

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    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

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    Essay On Hoover Dam

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    The Hoover Dam is legendary. Having visited and stood on it’s bridge many times, there is no way to describe the incredible power that one feels just setting foot near the place. In 1922, the Reclamation Service presented a report calling for the development of a dam on the Colorado River for flood control and electric power generation. Even before Congress approved the Boulder Canyon Project, the Bureau of Reclamation was considering what kind of dam should be used. Officials eventually decided

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    Hoover Dam History

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    Without the Hoover Dam many people would have been jobless during the Depression and would have hindered many people's needs for inexpensive power and water. The construction of the Hoover Dam was representative of every American’s contribution to a better life. In addition the dam caused the once deserted towns in the West to flourish into booming metropolises. The Hoover Dam helped to excel economic activity and the growing population in the West in spite of environmental problems. The History

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    Hoover Dam is located in black canyon near the colorado river, about 30 miles southeast of las vegas, Nevada. Hoover Dam is made out of a concrete arch- gravity dam, and it’s on the border between the u.s states of Nevada and arizona. The purpose of a dam is to hold the flow of water, and they are often used to help provide power. The idea to build the dam come about in the year 1900. It wasn’t until 1928 that the project was accepted by congress. The construction began in 1931 and they finished

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    One of America’s most popular attractions the Hoover Dam, may look like a large block of concrete but it is really much more than it appears. “Built during the Depression; thousands of men and their families came to Black Canyon to tame the Colorado River. It took less than five years, in a harsh and barren land, to build the largest dam of its time.” (https://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/history/storymain.html) Most people don't know that this gigantic dam is capable of producing enough energy for its

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