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    What Are the Parts of the Hoover Dam?
    Hoover Dam, 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, on the Colorado River, is a massive arch-gravity type dam constructed between 1931 and 1935. Built for flood control, water supply, irrigation and power, the 247 square-mile reservoir Lake Mead backs up behind the dam. The lake extends 110 miles upstream… read more