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Water from the Colorado River
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Hoover Dam Facts Hoover Dam at Boulder Canyon, now being built by the United States Government is to be, by far, the highest and largest dam ever raised by hand of man. Table of Facts Height of Dam, above bedrock........ 717 feet Length of crest..................... 960 feet Width at bottom, up and downstream 650 feet Volume of concrete masonry.... 4,500,000 cubic yards Cement required for Dam....... 5,500,000 barrels Steel required for Dam ....... 19,000,000 pounds Capacity of reservoir......... 30,500,000 acre feet Flood control capacity ....... 9,500,000 acre feet Area of reservoir ............ 145.000 acres Length of lake ............... 115 miles Elevation of high water line.. 1229 feet Installed capacity of Power Plant.. 1,200,000 horsepwr. Continuous firm power output....... 663,000 horsepower Time for construction ........... 7 years Contract construction price, including labor and erection only ....... $49,000,000 Charge for firm power, which will repay all costs, plus interest, within 50 years ............ 1.63 mills per k. w. h. Boulder Canyon reservoir will hold in storage the Colorado flood waters now wasting into the sea and a portion of this conserved water will be made available for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. This water will be delivered to the cities in the District by an aqueduct to be built by the District. Page NINETEEN

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