Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam
a ↑dam on the ↑Colorado River on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. It supplies electricity and water to several states, and is one of the tallest dams in the world. It was formerly known as Boulder Dam.

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  • Hoover Dam — Hoover Talsperre Hoover Dam, Ansicht vom Flugzeug Zuflüsse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hoover Dam —   [ huːvə dæm ; nach Präsident H. C. Hoover], bis 1947 Boulder Dam [ bəʊldə dæm], Staudamm in einer Schlucht des Colorado River, USA, an der Grenze zwischen Arizona und Nevada, Dammhöhe 221 m, Kronenlänge 379 m, fertig gestellt 1936; dient dem… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Hoover Dam — n. [after Pres. Herbert HOOVER2 Herbert (Clark)] dam on the Colorado River, on the Ariz. Nev. border: 726 ft (221 m) high …   English World dictionary

  • Hoover Dam — Infobox Dam dam name= Hoover Dam caption= Hoover Dam from the air official name= Hoover Dam crosses= Colorado River reservoir= Lake Mead locale=Nevada Arizona USA maint= U.S. Bureau of Reclamation length= 1244 ft (379 m) height= 726.4 ft (221 m)… …   Wikipedia

  • Hoover Dam — Barrage Hoover Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hoover. Barrage Hoover …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hoover Dam — official name of Boulder Dam. * * * formerly Boulder Dam Highest concrete arch dam in the U.S., built on the Colorado River at the Arizona Nevada border. It impounds Lake Mead. The dam, completed in 1936, is used for flood and silt control,… …   Universalium

  • Hoover Dam — noun a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dam, ↑dike, ↑dyke • Part Holonyms: ↑Nevada, ↑Silver State, ↑Battle Born State, ↑Sagebrush State, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hoover Dam —    Formerly known as the Boulder Dam, construction of the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River in Black Canyon between Arizona and Colorado began in 1931 and was completed in 1936. It created one of the largest artificial lakes, Lake Mead, and… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Hoover Dam — dam, Colorado River at the Arizona–Nevada border; 727 ft. high; 1,282 ft. long …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Hoover Dam — /huvə ˈdæm/ (say hoohvuh dam) noun a large dam in the US, on the Colorado River, in south eastern Nevada and north western Arizona; the highest dam in the world. 222 m high; 360 m long. Formerly, Boulder Dam …   Australian English dictionary

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