The day the construction of Hoover Dam began – level 3
On July 7, 1930, the construction of the Hoover Dam began. It was built on the Colorado River, between the states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed to provide irrigation water and hydroelectric power for the surrounding states.
The construction of the dam was a massive engineering feat that involved thousands of workers and took five years to complete. At its peak, over 5,000 people worked on the dam.
The construction of the Hoover Dam was a dangerous job, with over 100 workers losing their lives during the construction process.
The Hoover Dam is made of concrete and stands 221 meters tall, making it one of the tallest concrete dams in the world.
Difficult words: irrigation (an activity of providing water to land), hydroelectric power (electricity made by using water in a dam), feat (an impressive accomplishment), concrete (very hard building material).
What lasting legacy did the Hoover Dam leave on the American landscape?
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