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The Alamo Canal (Canal del Álamo) was a long waterway that connected the Colorado River to the head of the Alamo River.
Albert Bacon Fall (November 26, 1861November 30, 1944) was a United States Senator from New Mexico and the Secretary of the Interior under President Warren G. Harding, infamous for his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal.
The alkali–silica reaction (ASR), more commonly known as "concrete cancer", is a swelling reaction that occurs over time in concrete between the highly alkaline cement paste and the reactive non-crystalline (amorphous) silica found in many common aggregates, given sufficient moisture.
The All-American Canal is an 80-mile (130 km) long aqueduct, located in southeastern California.
Allen Tupper True (May 30, 1881 – November 1, 1955) was an American illustrator, easel painter and muralist who specialized in depicting the American West.
Allis-Chalmers was a U.S. manufacturer of machinery for various industries.
American Experience is a television program airing on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television stations in the United States.
American Heritage of Invention & Technology was a quarterly magazine dedicated to the history of technology.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a tax-exempt professional body founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide.
Anaheim (pronounced) is a city in Orange County, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist.
An arch bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch.
An arch-gravity dam or arched dam is a dam with the characteristics of both an arch dam and a gravity dam.
Arizona (Hoozdo Hahoodzo; Alĭ ṣonak) is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States.
Art Deco, sometimes referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners.
Arthur Powell Davis (February 9, 1861 – August 7, 1933) was an American hydrographer, engineer, geographer, topographer and nephew of John Wesley Powell.
Article One of the United States Constitution establishes the legislative branch of the federal government, the United States Congress.
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941.
Azusa is a city in the San Gabriel Valley, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
A baluster—also called spindle or stair stick—is a moulded shaft, square or of lathe-turned form, cut from a rectangular or square plank, one of various forms of spindle in woodwork, made of stone or wood and sometimes of metal, standing on a unifying footing, and supporting the coping of a parapet or the handrail of a staircase.
Banning is a city in Riverside County, California, United States.
Bechtel Corporation (Bechtel Group, Inc.) is an engineering, procurement, construction, and project management company.
A bid bond is issued as part of a supply bidding process by the contractor to the project owner, to provide guarantee, that the winning bidder will undertake the contract under the terms at which they bid.
The Black Canyon of the Colorado is the canyon on the Colorado River where Hoover Dam was built.
The bonytail chub or bonytail (Gila elegans) is a cyprinid freshwater fish native to the Colorado River basin of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming in the southwestern United States; it has been extirpated from the part of the basin in Mexico.
Boulder Canyon, originally Devils Gate Canyon,The Arizona Sentinel, April 14, 1883 p. 3, col.
Boulder City is a city in Clark County, Nevada.
A box truck — also known as a cube truck, cube van, rolling toaster or box van — is a chassis cab truck with an enclosed cuboid-shaped cargo area.
Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States, northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
A bus (archaically also omnibus, multibus, motorbus, autobus) is a road vehicle designed to carry many passengers.
Cable transport is a broad class of transport modes that have cables as the foundation for transporting things or people, often in vehicles called cable cars.
John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was an American politician and the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929).
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is slightly less dense than air.
Cavitation is the formation of vapour cavities in a liquid, small liquid-free zones ("bubbles" or "voids"), that are the consequence of forces acting upon the liquid.
The Central Arizona Project (CAP) is a 336 mi (541 km) diversion canal in Arizona in the United States.
The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) (in the Western United States, Midwest, and Western Canada; 中華公所 (中华公所) zhōnghuá gōngsuǒ (Jyutping: zung1wa4 gung1so2) in the East) is a historical Chinese Association established in various parts of the United States and Canada with large populations of Chinese.
Clark County is located in the U.S. state of Nevada.
A cofferdam (also called a coffer) is an enclosure built within, or in pairs across, a body of water and constructed to allow the enclosed area to be pumped out.
The Colorado pikeminnow (formerly squawfish) Ptychocheilus lucius is the largest cyprinid fish of North America and one of the largest in the world, with reports of individuals up to 6 ft (1.8 m) long and weighing over 100 pounds (45 kg).
The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande).
The Colorado River Aqueduct, or CRA, is a water conveyance in Southern California in the United States, operated by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).
The Colorado River Compact is a 1922 agreement among seven U.S. states in the basin of the Colorado River in the American Southwest governing the allocation of the water rights to the river's water among the parties of the interstate compact.
The Colorado River Delta is the region where the Colorado River flows into the Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez).
Colton is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States.
Concrete, usually Portland cement concrete, is a composite material composed of fine and coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement (cement paste) that hardens over time—most frequently a lime-based cement binder, such as Portland cement, but sometimes with other hydraulic cements, such as a calcium aluminate cement.
Construction aggregate, or simply "aggregate", is a broad category of coarse to medium grained particulate material used in construction, including sand, gravel, crushed stone, slag, recycled concrete and geosynthetic aggregates.
Daylight saving time (abbreviated DST), sometimes referred to as daylight savings time in U.S., Canadian, and Australian speech, and known as summer time in some countries, is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times.
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.
Dynamite is an explosive made of nitroglycerin, sorbents (such as powdered shells or clay) and stabilizers.
An ecosystem is a community made up of living organisms and nonliving components such as air, water, and mineral soil.
Edward Thomas Taylor (June 19, 1858 – September 3, 1941) was a U.S. Representative from Colorado.
In electricity generation, a generator is a device that converts motive power (mechanical energy) into electrical power for use in an external circuit.
Electric power transmission is the bulk movement of electrical energy from a generating site, such as a power plant, to an electrical substation.
The was the historical nation-state and great power that existed from the Meiji Restoration in 1868 to the enactment of the 1947 constitution of modern Japan.
An endangered species is a species which has been categorized as very likely to become extinct.
An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.
In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock-mass movement.
In geography and geology, fluvial processes are associated with rivers and streams and the deposits and landforms created by them.
The Francis turbine is a type of water turbine that was developed by James B. Francis in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Francis Trenholm Crowe (–) was the chief engineer of the Hoover Dam.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Sr. (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.
A gantry crane is a crane built atop a gantry, which is a structure used to straddle an object or workspace.
A gatehouse, gate house, outlet works or valve house for a dam is a structure housing sluice gates, valves, or pumps (in which case it is more accurately called a pumping station).
Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona, United States, near the town of Page.
Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
Gordon Bernie Kaufmann (19 March 1888 – 1 March 1949) was an English-born American architect mostly known for his work on the Hoover Dam.
Gothic architecture is an architectural style that flourished in Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages.
Grand Coulee Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington, built to produce hydroelectric power and provide irrigation water.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States, with inundated up to a depth of.
Grout is a fluid form of concrete used to fill gaps.
A grout curtain is a barrier that protects the foundation of a dam from seepage and can be made during initial construction or during repair.
A hard hat is a type of helmet predominantly used in workplace environments such as industrial or construction sites to protect the head from injury due to falling objects, impact with other objects, debris, rain, and electric shock.
Harold LeClair Ickes (March 15, 1874 – February 3, 1952) was an American administrator and politician.
Heat illness or heat-related illness is a spectrum of disorders due to environmental exposure to heat.
Henry John Kaiser (May 9, 1882 – August 24, 1967) was an American industrialist who became known as the father of modern American shipbuilding.
Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was an American engineer, businessman and politician who served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933 during the Great Depression.
Hiram Warren Johnson (September 2, 1866August 6, 1945) was initially a leading American progressive and then a Liberal Isolationist Republican politician from California.
Homer Stille Cummings (April 30, 1870 – September 10, 1956) was a U.S. political figure who was United States Attorney General from 1933 to 1939.
The Hoover Dam Police, officially the Bureau of Reclamation Police, is a federal security police force, stationed at Hoover Dam southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada.
The humpback chub (Gila cypha) is a federally protected fish that lived originally in fast waters of the Colorado River system in the United States.
Hydraulic head or piezometric head is a specific measurement of liquid pressure above a geodetic datum.
Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower.
The Imperial Diversion Dam (National ID # CA10159) is a concrete slab and buttress, ogee weir structure across the California/Arizona border, northeast of Yuma.
The Imperial Valley lies in California's Imperial County.
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), members of which are commonly termed "Wobblies", is an international labor union that was founded in 1905 in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America.
In the United States of America, an interstate compact is an agreement between two or more states.
Irrigation is the application of controlled amounts of water to plants at needed intervals.
A jackhammer (pneumatic drill or demolition hammer in British English) is a pneumatic or electro-mechanical tool that combines a hammer directly with a chisel.
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
John Lucian Savage (December 25, 1879 – December 28, 1967) was an American civil engineer.
The kilowatt hour (symbol kWh, kW⋅h or kW h) is a unit of energy equal to 3.6 megajoules.
Lake Havasu is a large reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River, on the border between California and Arizona.
Lake Mead is a lake on the Colorado River, about from the Las Vegas Strip, southeast of the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the states of Nevada and Arizona.
Las Vegas (Spanish for "The Meadows"), officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.
This is a list of dams on the Colorado River system of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.
The following is a list of Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks as designated by the American Society of Civil Engineers since it began the program in 1964.
This article provides a list of the largest hydroelectric power stations by generating capacity.
This article lists the largest hydroelectric power stations in the United States, in terms of Nameplate capacity.
This is a List of National Historic Landmarks in Arizona.
The list of National Historic Landmarks in Nevada contains the landmarks designated by the U.S. Federal Government for the U.S. state of Nevada.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is the largest municipal utility in the United States, serving over four million residents.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
The Lower Colorado River Valley ("LCRV") is the river region of the lower Colorado River of the southwestern United States in North America that rises in the Rocky Mountains and has its outlet at the Colorado River Delta in the northern Gulf of California in northwestern Mexico, between the states of Baja California and Sonora.
Marion Power Shovel Company was an American firm that designed, manufactured and sold steam shovels, power shovels, blast hole drills, excavators, and dragline excavators for use in the construction and mining industries.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a regional wholesaler and the largest supplier of treated water in the United States.
The Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is an arch bridge in the United States that spans the Colorado River between the states of Arizona and Nevada.
Mohave County is in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona.
Morrison-Knudsen (MK) was an American civil engineering and construction company, with headquarters formerly in Boise, Idaho.
A National Historic Landmark (NHL) is a building, district, object, site, or structure that is officially recognized by the United States government for its outstanding historical significance.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance.
The Navajo (British English: Navaho, Diné or Naabeehó) are a Native American people of the Southwestern United States.
Navajo Bridge is a pair of steel spandrel arch bridges that cross the Colorado River near Lee's Ferry in northern Arizona.
Nevada (see pronunciations) is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
State Route 163 (SR 163), often referred to as the Laughlin Highway, is a state highway in southern Clark County, Nevada.
State Route 164 (SR 164) is a state highway in southern Clark County, Nevada.
Oskar J. W. Hansen (March 9, 1891 -September 1971) was a Norwegian-born, naturalized American sculptor.
Parker Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam that crosses the Colorado River downstream of Hoover Dam.
Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, located 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Downtown Los Angeles.
The Pelton wheel is an impulse-type water turbine.
A penstock (fr. conduite forcée) is a sluice or gate or intake structure that controls water flow, or an enclosed pipe that delivers water to hydro turbines and sewerage systems.
A performance bond, also known as a contract bond, is a surety bond issued by an insurance company or a bank to guarantee satisfactory completion of a project by a contractor.
Philip David "Phil" Swing (November 30, 1884 – August 8, 1963) was an American Republican politician from Imperial County, California.
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the small air sacs known as alveoli.
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
Pueblos are modern and old communities of Native Americans in the Southwestern United States.
A railroad car or railcar (American and Canadian English), railway wagon or railway carriage (British English and UIC), also called a train car or train wagon, is a vehicle used for the carrying of cargo or passengers on a rail transport system (a railroad/railway).
Ralph Luther Criswell (1861–1947), first a Socialist and then a Republican, was a member of the Los Angeles City Council for ten years in the early 20th Century.
Ray Lyman Wilbur (April 13, 1875 – June 26, 1949) was an American medical doctor who served as the third president of Stanford University and was the 31st United States Secretary of the Interior.
The razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) is a fresh water sucker fish found in rivers and lakes in southwestern United States.
Refrigeration is a process of removing heat from a low-temperature reservoir and transferring it to a high-temperature reservoir.
Relief is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material.
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area.
Salinity is the saltiness or amount of salt dissolved in a body of water (see also soil salinity).
The Salton Sea is a shallow, saline, endorheic rift lake located directly on the San Andreas Fault, predominantly in California's Imperial and Coachella valleys.
A semi-trailer truck (more commonly semi truck or simply "semi") is the combination of a tractor unit and one or more semi-trailers to carry freight.
The September 11, 2001 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
Shasta Dam (called Kennett Dam before its construction) is a concrete arch-gravity dam across the Sacramento River in Northern California in the United States.
Six Companies, Inc. was a joint venture of construction companies that was formed to build the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River in Nevada and Arizona.
Southern California Edison (or SCE Corp), the largest subsidiary of Edison International, is the primary electricity supply company for much of Southern California, USA.
The Southern Pacific (or Espee from the railroad initials- SP) was an American Class I railroad network that existed from 1865 to 1998 that operated in the Western United States.
A speakeasy, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, is an illicit establishment that sells alcoholic beverages.
A spillway is a structure used to provide the controlled release of flows from a dam or levee into a downstream area, typically the riverbed of the dammed river itself.
The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.
Terrazzo is a composite material, poured in place or precast, which is used for floor and wall treatments.
The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.
Thermal expansion is the tendency of matter to change in shape, area, and volume in response to a change in temperature.
U.S. Route 93 (US 93) is a major north–south United States highway in the western United States.
U.S. Route 95 (US 95) is a major U.S. highway traversing the U.S. state of Nevada from north to south directly through Las Vegas and providing connections to both Carson City (via US 50) and Reno (via Interstate 80).
The United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), and formerly the United States Reclamation Service (not to be confused with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement), is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of the Interior, which oversees water resource management, specifically as it applies to the oversight and operation of the diversion, delivery, and storage projects that it has built throughout the western United States for irrigation, water supply, and attendant hydroelectric power generation.
The Post Office Department (1792–1971) was the predecessor of the United States Postal Service, in the form of a Cabinet department officially from 1872 to 1971.
The United States Secretary of Commerce (SecCom) is the head of the United States Department of Commerce.
The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The Utah Construction Company was a construction company founded by Edmund Orson Wattis Jr., Warren L. Wattis and William. H. Wattis in 1900.
Vernon is a city five miles (8.0 km) south of downtown Los Angeles, California.
California's interconnected water system serves over 30 million people and irrigates over of farmland.
Water supply is the provision of water by public utilities commercial organisations, community endeavors or by individuals, usually via a system of pumps and pipes.
The Wattis Brothers was a 19th-century railway contracting firm operated by three brothers Edmund Orson Wattis Jr. (1855–1934), Warren L. Wattis, and William Henry Wattis (1859–1931).
A weir or low head dam is a barrier across the horizontal width of a river that alters the flow characteristics of water and usually results in a change in the height of the river level.
Wyoming v. Colorado, 259 U.S. 419 (1922) is a set of court cases, all dealing with water distribution from the Laramie River.
Boulder Canyon Project, Boulder Canyon Project Act, Boulder Dam, Environmental impact of the Hoover Dam, Hoover Dam naming controversy, Hoover Damn, Hoover Power Plant, Hoover dam, Hoover damn, Hooverdam.