The structure called Boulder Dam was built between 1931 and 1936 at a cost of $49 million, during the Great Depression. Years later, the project’s name was changed to Hoover Dam after President Herbert Hoover who sponsored its construction. As per Kenny Slaught, the structure can provide over 4,2 billion kWh2 per year, thanks to its 35.000 cubic kilometers of total capacity. Hoover Dam measures 221 meters in height and 379 meters in length.

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