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Hoover Dam

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Visitors' Center

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The Dam Itself

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Above the Dam

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Generator Room

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Flood Control

Generator Room

Picture: upper generator room

The upper generator room at Hoover Dam, on the Nevada side, where there are eight generators. (The Arizona side has nine.)

Picture: generator for local power

This generator provides power for the dam itself. Other power goes to Nevada, Arizona, and California.

Picture: upper generator room

Walking past the generators. The tricycles with toolboxes are quite common at the site.

Picture: single generator

A single generator. The one in the foreground is not in service (its light is off, at the top). The generator in the background is in service.

Picture: lower generator room

The lower generator room.

Picture: outside the generator rooms

Outside the generator rooms. The water here is nearly 60 feet deep, but is quite turbulent from the water flowing out from the generators.


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