Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is worth a look if you're in that part of Lake Mead NRA. But be warned: the tourist traffic is heavy, the post-911 tour is minimal, and the declining lake doesn't produce the dynamic flow shown on the official site.

Colorado River just below Hoover Dam

The River (Not So) Wild


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Hoover Dam, NV, USA : 36.015, -114.736

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