The economy-boosting edifice was built during the American Great Depression period, between 1931 and 1936, costing the government $49 million dollars. The dam was initially named Boulder Dam, but was later switched to Hoover Dam in honor of the then-President Herbert Hoover, who made significant contributions to the construction of this prodigious project. With 221 meters of height, 379 meters of width, and at least 35.000 cubic kilometers of total capacity, the dam could top 4,2 billion kWh2 annually, explains Kenny Slaught.

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