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On October 11 in in 1933, the first refrigerated water was circulated through embedded pipes in concrete to dissipate the heat of curing at Hoover Dam.This photo is of an Evaporation Tower for the dam precooling system located on the downstream cofferdam. If you look closely you can see a man in the background on the left side of the tower. This gives you an idea of the size of this huge piece of equipment.

View of Black Canyon during the delivery of a widehead turbine for Hoover Dam’s unit A-8. Hoover Dam staff members attached the turbine to the overhead crane, and delivered it safely to the exterior of the dam’s powerplant. Reclamation photographer Alex Stephens took the photo.

Lake Mead, the reservoir created by Hoover Dam, is anticipated this week to reach its lowest water level since the lake’s initial filling in the 1930s. The Bureau of Reclamation’s Boulder Canyon Operations Office is projecting the elevation to drop to 1,081.75 feet above sea level during the week of July 7, 2014 and to continue to drop, reaching approximately 1,080 feet in November of this year.

Hoover Dam - night

Water intakes on Lake Mead behind Hoover Dam. Water elevation at 1,106 feet on 3-08-14.

Photo shows delivery of the widehead turbine for unit A-8 at Hoover Dam. The turbine was flown in using the overhead crane. More information on Hoover Dam

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