Hoover Dam is an impressive concrete arch-gravity hydroelectric dam built on the southern boundary of the Grand Canyon on the northern Arizona state of the United States. It was built between 1933 and 1936 in the aftermath of World War II and was first dedicated by then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on September 30th, 1935. This dam, which is also referred to as a giant earthworm dam, is a very large dam with a single tall, rectangular tower. It is the largest dam ever built on this side of the world. Hoover is also known for the formation of Lake Mead. The reservoir of this dam provides enough power to supply over a million American homes.
Hoover Dam was initially built as a storage reservoir. Over time, it has been used in order to power electricity generation. It also supplies power to the irrigation system in California. As a result, it has become a very popular tourist attraction in the United States. It has earned the name “The Last Big Thing”. Hoover Dam is also home to the famous Hoover Dam Historic Site, the biggest monument built in the United States in history.
Hoover Dam, situated at the confluence of the Arkansas and Colorado Rivers, is one of the most remarkable feats of engineering in the history of the United States. Today it is an important tourist destination because it has managed to combine engineering excellence and artistry in its construction. The dam also represents the achievements of the American West in the early days of settlement. The dam was named after William Hoover, who was also the head of the United States Bureau of Reclamation. Many people visit Hoover Dam each year to witness this awe-inspiring construction. There are many Hoover Dam tours available online to suit different needs, including private, guided tours.