Jan 25, 2012

Hoover

if you ever go, take the dam tour.
it's a-maz-za-zing
It is ...
 --  726.4 feet high

 --  1,244 feet across at the top

 --  660 feet thick at the base

 --  45 feet thick at the top

It ...
 --  weighs 6.6 millions ton ...

 --  can store up 2 years 'average' flow from the Colorado River ...

 --  has a total storage capacity can be up to 30,500,000 acre feet ...

 --  the surface area of Lake Mead is 146,000 acres ...

 --  has a power generating capacity of 2.8 million kilowatts ...

 --  cost ONLY $49,000,000 to build the Hoover Dam ...

 --  cost $165,000,000 to complete the Boulder Canyon Project that includes the Imperial Dam, Hoover Dam and the American Canal ...