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Boulder City

(Encyclopedia) Boulder City, residential city (1990 pop. 12,567), S Nev., just W of Hoover Dam near Lake Mead; inc. 1959. Built (1932) by the federal government as headquarters during the dam's constru...

Mead, Lake

(Encyclopedia) Mead, Lake, 247 sq mi (640 sq km), on the Nev.-Ariz. border, formed by Hoover Dam across the Colorado River. The lake is 115 mi (185 km) long, from 1 to 8 mi (1.6–12.9 km) wide, and 589 ft (1...

Hoover Dam

(Encyclopedia) Hoover Dam, 726 ft (221 m) high and 1,244 ft (379 m) long, on the Colorado River between Nev. and Ariz.; one of the world's largest dams. Built between 1931 and 1936 by the U.S. Bureau of Recla...

Nevada

Capital: Carson City State abbreviation/Postal code: Nev./NV Governor: Brian Sandoval, R (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Mark Hutchison, R (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Catherine Cotrez…