Hoover Dam: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week
Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Hoover Dam. A private tour of Hoover Dam is included during the Water Education Foundation’s Lower Colorado River Tour Feb. 26-28. Signups are underway for this tour, which follows the course of the lower Colorado River through parts of Arizona, California and Nevada.
According to the Aquapedia entry on Hoover Dam, it is one of the “largest hydroelectric facilities in the United States and a National Historic Landmark … Completed in 1936, the Hoover Dam, located 30 mile southeast of Las Vegas, captures water from the Colorado River and fills Lake Mead.” [Read the post, Lake Mead: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week, Nov. 4, 2013]
Delve further into Hoover Dam with the many additional resources listed in Aquapedia. Among just a few of the offerings from the Foundation are the “Layperson’s Guide to the Colorado River,” which was updated in late 2013, “A Call to Action? The Colorado River Basin Supply and Demand Study, Western Water, Nov./Dec. 2012,” “The Colorado River Drought: A Sobering Glimpse Into the Future, Western Water, Nov./Dec. 2010,” and a Colorado River Water Map. Also, the Foundation’s website features a special Colorado River Facts section. In addition, the Foundation publishes “River Report,” a biennial newsletter devoted to Colorado River issues.
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