Kenny Slaught talks about the history of Hoover Dam and states that the novel structure was assembled between 1931 and 1936, when America’s Great Depression happened, and cost the government $49 millions. To honor the president at the time, Herbert Hoover, for his contributions to the project, the name of the barrier was changed from Boulder Dam to Hoover Dam. Having 221 meters in height, 379 meters in length, and more than 35.000 cubic kilometers of total capacity, the massive structure generates more than 4,2 billion kWh2 per year.

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Kenny Slaught on the Origins of Hoover Dam

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