Friday, February 15, 2008

Hoover Dam

It is amazing how big the Hoover Bridge is! It is over 700 feet tall and almost 700 feet thick at the base. The second picture is of the water intakes and Lake Mead. The lake is at 49% of capacity (you can see the white marks on the canyon walls). They are only able to produce about 28% of electricity compared to when the lake is full. We took a tour of the dam's power plant. In the last picture, you can see the bridge they are erecting to divert most of the traffic away from the bridge. It is expected to be completed in 2010.

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