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Ufficio Periferico di Cagliari

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Hoover (or Boulder) Dam

 

 

Country

USA (Nevada-Arizona)

River

Colorado

Reservoir

Lake Mead

Dam type

Concrete arch-gravity

Construction period

1931-1936

Structural height

221 m

Gross storage capacity

35,200 Mm

Active storage capacity

34,457 Mm

Volume of the dam

3,360,000 m

Maximum controllable water surface

372.28 m a.s.l.

Maximum water surface

376.18 m a.s.l.

Crest elevation

375.51 m a.s.l.

Top of parapet elevation

376.73 m a.s.l.

Crest length

379 m

Maximum discharge capacity

About 14,160 m/s (sum of discharge capacity of the spillways, jet flow gates and power plant). Each spillway can discharge 5,660 m/s.

Nameplate capacity of the powerplant

2,080 MW

Notes

Once the worlds highest dam, it now ranks as 18th highest.

Lake Mead is named after Dr. Elwood Mead, the U.S. Reclamation Commissioner between 1924 and 1936.

 

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