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February 21, 2008

Hoover Dam

According to Wikipedia there are some interesting facts about Hoover Dam:

There were 112 deaths related to the construction of the dam
There is enough concrete in the dam to pave a two-lane highway from New York to San Francisco
The table below reflects the distribution of power generated at the dam:

I was a bit surprised we had to pass through a security check point before we could drive into the dam area but I suppose we have to protect our resources. My mom lives less than a mile from a nuclear power plant and since 9/11 it is guarded 24/7 by the National Guard so I guess I shouldn't have been all that surprised.

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