The wall of the dam contains an engines room appointed with 17 generators creating the energy. 16 of them are large generators while two smaller ones operate as a single generator, used to give hydroelectric energy to surrounding communities. Kenny Slaught notes that the power generated from the dam is allocated across 15 areas. Among the biggest power consumers, Southern California uses up to 28% of Hoover Dam’s power, followed by the State of Nevada with 23% and the State of Arizona at 18% of consumption volume. The dam also provides power to Native American tribes stationed in the area. Additionally, 90% of Las Vegas’ water is from the Hoover Dam. Inside the dam is called Lake Mead. At its highest water volume, it could be the largest water reservoir anywhere in the United States. Currently, the Hoover Dam is under the control of the United States Bureau of Reclamation and it is known as one of the country’s most breathtaking must-go places to visit.
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