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How the 726-Foot-Tall Hoover Dam Was Built Ahead of Schedule
This surprisingly, lush landscape has been coaxed from the desert with water from the Carson river. A series of reservoirs captures the water, a wide ranging irrigation system, delivers it to farms and homes. It's part of a statewide network designed to help nearly bone-dry Nevada make the most out of every drop of water at guests. And nothing else in that network or just about anywhere else. Does that job in a bigger way than this icon of American? Ingenuity, the Hoover dam. The dam was constructed on the Colorado river. All too often. This powerful river was overflowing. Its banks flooding fields and causing millions of dollars in crop damage. While other farmers weren't getting the water they needed. So in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine the US government announced that it would try to tame this wild river by constructing, but was then the world's largest dam launched in the midst of the great depression word of the Hoover. Dam project triggered a flood of hundred workers from across the country into Nevada for the next five years. They labored here and up to one hundred degree conditions. It wasn't just grueling. It was also extremely dangerous. Men known as high schoolers clamored along the cliffs at the river's edge, and then dangled down hundreds of feet on ropes to drill holes for dynamite, the blasted away the canyon walls. Then the lowest paid workers called mucks use shovels to scoop up the dynamited rock for removal. Dozens of others labored, deep underground drilling out four, three quarter of a mile. Tunnels, like with temporarily divert the raging Colorado river around the site. Falling rocks, carbon monoxide, tough bosses and long hours created dangerous conditions, at least Ninety-six workers were killed on the job. Even had been built in a single continuous pour. The concrete would have taken more than a century to cool. So workers had to build the seven hundred twenty six foot High Dam, five feet at a time using individual buckets of concrete, then sped down to them on cables, every seventy eight seconds. It's still possible to see these individual pores etched in the face of the curve. When they were finally finished on March first nineteen, thirty six, two years ahead of schedule. Their handiwork was hailed as an engineering marvel the eighth wonder of the modern world. It was also an aesthetic triumph, thanks to its elegant proportions. Futuristic design and art deco details. It's visually stunning from the air, but that makes it easy to forget just how critical the engineering of the Hoover dam remains today. If it ever gave way it could unleash a wall of water so high, it could flood an area, the size of Connecticut, ten feet deep, destroy vital irrigation systems across the American southwest and leave millions without drinking water.
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Wed. Jan. 16 - Statement Quarter
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Warriors' statement win over Denver, Rozier saying the Celtics are too talented, and whether Buddy Hield deserves a Three-Point Contest invite. That, plus the teams most likely to make a trade, the Hawks' dilemma, Embiid trolling the Wolves, and so much more. via Knit
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MVP Front-runners and the Quarterback Stat-Padding Era | The Ringer NFL Show (Ep. 315)
The Ringer’s Robert Mays and Kevin Clark link up to discuss the leading MVP candidates at the quarter mark of the NFL season and list three things they are sure of so far (3:45). Then, they question whether the AFC North is the best division in football and whether the Packers are actually good on this week's Take Shop (26:30) before previewing the biggest games headed into Week 5 (37:45).
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