Saturday, October 27, 2007

Hoover Dam

On our way to Grand Canyon we stopped for a few minutes at Hoover Dam. Being 221.4m high it is the second highest dam in the US. It was built between 1931 and 1935 and it is named after Herbert Hoover, who strongly promoted its construction. It's located 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas on Colorado river on the border between Arizona and Nevada. It looks like this: