Vampire Knight

I'll show you the next dream
 
HomeHome  VK PortalVK Portal  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
Who is online?
In total there is 1 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 1 Guest

None

Most users ever online was 30 on Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:04 pm
Latest topics
» Realm of Vsio's Artwork (3D / 2D)
by Vsio Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:40 am

» Vsio's Virupizxel Pixel Maze
by Vsio Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:09 am

» Introductions
by Johanna5207 Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:19 am

» valentine's day ---cosplay
by Johanna5207 Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:27 pm

» Discussion the character in Vampire Knight
by Johanna5207 Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:29 pm

» [Term Concept] UNVIRUS
by Vsio Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:07 pm

» Energy conservation
by taixyz1992 Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:18 pm

» Harris Theater (Chicago, Illinois)
by taixyz1992 Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:18 pm

» Millennium Station
by taixyz1992 Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:18 pm

Affiliates
free forum
Photobucket
AniMusic Lover
Azumanga DAIOH
Auld Lang Syne
Esper Society
Niji Lima - Ganbarimashou!
imageshack
HnG Indo
Haruhiist Indo
Photobucket

Share | 
 

 Hoover Dam

Go down 
AuthorMessage
taixyz1992

avatar

Posts : 57
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2010-09-01

PostSubject: Hoover Dam   Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:29 pm

Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936, and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives.

Since about 1900, the Black Canyon and nearby Boulder Canyon had been investigated for their potential to support a dam that would control floods, provide irrigation water and produce hydroelectric power. In 1928, Congress authorized the project. The winning bid to build the dam was submitted by a consortium called Six Companies, Inc., which began construction on the dam in early 1931. Such a large concrete structure had never been built before, and some of the techniques were unproven. The torrid summer weather and the lack of facilities near the site also presented difficulties. Nevertheless, Six Companies turned over the dam to the federal government on March 1, 1936, more than two years ahead of schedule.

Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, and is located near Boulder City, Nevada, a municipality originally constructed for workers on the construction project, about 25 mi (40 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The dam's generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Hoover Dam is a major tourist attraction, and U.S. 93, a heavily travelled road, runs along its crest. In late 2010, through traffic is scheduled to be rerouted onto a bypass presently under construction, and the dam roadway will be restricted to use by visitors.

poker online
poker en ligne
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Hoover Dam
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Hoover convertible U4309
» Bob Hoover

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Vampire Knight :: Vampire Knight :: General-
Jump to: