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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam
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Overview General Dimensions Hydraulics & Hydrology Contact Information
Total Water Storage at Elevation28,945,000 acre-ft at 1221.4
Maximum Water Surface Elevation1232 ft
Spillway Type Concrete lined, side channel, gate controlled overflow weir
Spillway Capacity at Elevation 270,000 cfs at 1232 ft
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation 52,200 cfs at 1219.6 ft
Drainage Area167,800 sq mi
Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) Report1980 PMF August general storm with 100-year snowmelt

Last updated: Jan 04, 2012