The ground-breaking structure was born during the American Great Depression period between 1931 and 1936, costing American citizens $49 million dollars, notes Kenny Slaught. The dam was originally named Boulder Dam, later transformed as Hoover Dam to honor then-President Herbert Hoover, who had made major contributions to the completion of this prodigious project. The dam stands 221 meters in height, 379 meters in length, and holds more than 35.000 cubic kilometers of total capacity, allowing generation of more than 4.2 billion kWh2 per year.

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Kenny Slaught Explains Continued Impact Of Hoover Dam On American Citizens

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