Viewpoints of the Colorado River: Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Highlights of the West > Colorado River Viewpoints

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead NRA
PreviousCliffs of Lake Mead, beside the Hoover DamNext

The opening of the US 93 bypass bridge in 2010 has made a visit to Hoover Dam a more pleasurable experience, removing the heavy traffic across the dam and along the narrow, winding approach roads. The dam across the Colorado River was completed in 1935, to form Lake Mead, the surface area of which has decreased markedly in recent years going to droughts and increased water usage. The dam was built towards the north end of a deep, confined section of the river (Black Canyon), most of which remains intact downstream, though rather inaccessible.

Hoover Dam - full description


All Contents © Copyright The American Southwest | Comments and Questions | Contribute | Affiliate Marketing Disclosure | Site Map