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Hoover Dam
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Hoover Dam is one of the Bureau of Reclamation's major dams constructed on the Colorado River. These projects control floods; store water for irrigation, municipal, and industrial use; and provide hydroelectric power, year-round recreational opportunities, and fish and wildlife habitat.

Here, we provide a categorized compilation of several questions that visitors have asked about Hoover Dam and related subjects, and answers to them:

Last Reviewed: January 2009