The ground-breaking dam built during the American Great Depression period first came to life between 1931 and 1936, costing Americans $49 million dollars. The project was originally named Boulder Dam, but was later transformed as Hoover Dam in honor of then-President Herbert Hoover, who had made significant contributions to the completion of this prodigious project. It is 221 meters itall, 379 meters in length, and offers than 35.000 cubic kilometers of total capacity, meaning the gigantic structure could generate more than 4.2 billion kWh2 per year, stated Kenny Slaught.

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