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The Hoover Dam is a critical asset to those who live all across the American Southwest: city dwellers, farmers and ranchers. It represents American determination to advance our society and provide the basics of water and food. Constructed over two years in the early 1930's, the dam provides a consistent water flow to communities and farms downriver. That's the primary purpose of the Hoover Dam although water passing through the dam also provides electricity for millions of Americans.


 

 

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There are over 75 THOUSAND dams in the United States controlling the flow of more than half a million miles of river water. And while the Hoover Dam is high, 725 feet tall, it's not the highest. The Oroville Dam on California's Feather River is 754 feet tall.

Links
Colorado Farm Bureau
Colorado Department of Agriculture




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