The day the construction of Hoover Dam began – level 1


On July 7, 1930, the construction of the Hoover Dam starts. The dam is on the Colorado River, between the states of Arizona and Nevada.

The construction of the dam is a big project. Thousands of workers work on it. The dam is finished in five years.

The construction of the dam is dangerous. One hundred people die during the work.

The dam is made of concrete. It is 221 meters tall. It is one of the tallest concrete dams in the world.

Difficult words: dam (a big wall which people build to block water in a river), concrete (very hard building material).

What are some of the major benefits that the Hoover Dam has brought to the region?


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