Hoover Dam Tour, Las Vegas, Nev.
Hoover Dam was the tallest dam in the world when it was built in 1935. From about 1938 to 1948, the Hoover Dam power plant was the largest hydroelectric plant in the world. Since then, larger facilities have been built, but its capacity remains remarkable. On July 18, Editor Michelle Segrest joined Submersible Wastewater Pump Association (SWPA) Executive Director Adam Stolberg and a couple dozen other SWPA members 500 feet above the dam on the skybridge and discussed the impact of the pumps used to produce the 4 billion kilowatt-hours of hydroelectric power each year for use in Nevada, Arizona and California.
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