Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor on a tour of Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. The tour allowed Secretary Jewell to see the Colorado River in person and the challenges that are ahead in ensuring there is enough water in the basin to meet future demands.
The Nevada Spillway House facility at Hoover Dam, is being replaced by a new multi-use building.The fully accessible building will be a LEED-certified silver facility providing visitors additional interpretation and educational experiences highlighting the dam. Photo: Alex Stephens, Reclamation.
Mr. Oscar J. W. Hansen was the sculptor who designed the Winged Figures of the Republic that sit on the marble pedestals on each side of the flagpole base at the west end of the Hoover Dam. The Winged Figures are just one of the extraordinary features located at Hoover Dam. Bureau of Reclamation photo by Andrew Pernick. http://on.doi.gov/4xhYiA
Test Flow at Hoover Dam. Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, spanning the Arizona-Nevada state line, are located in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River about 35 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a concrete thick-arch structure, 726.4 feet high and 1,244 feet long. The dam contains 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete; total concrete in the dam and appurtenant works is 4.4 million cubic yards. http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/