Hoover Dam

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A Plan to Transform the Hoover Dam into Energy Storage

A proposal by the nation's largest utility could be a model to deal with the most formidable problem presented by intermittent renewable electricity sources.

August 6, 2018 - The New York Times

Exposing America's Water Crisis

Cynthia Barnett says Americans live under an "illusion of water abundance" and calls for government water managers and private water companies to "stem the drain on America's water resources before it's too late."

November 13, 2012 - The Los Angeles Times

A Look at the New Hoover Dam Bridge

This collection of photographs from Smithsonian documents the construction of the recently opened bypass bridge at the Hoover Dam.

December 17, 2010 - Smithsonian

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