Hoover Dam in the Black Canyon
Hoover Dam is dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, border at the states of Nevada and Arizona in USA. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
OULDER CITY, Nev. – The team of people reached at the spot, to control the fire on transformer which was exploded on Tuesday, it is a nation’s largest hydroelectric dam, a thick cloud form at the place of a dam. It was black smoke and flames that were quickly put an end.
No one was hurt during the explosion
The explosion was happened near the base of the dam, no one was hurt in the explosion, it is situated on the border of Arizona and Nevada. It is an engineering marvel on the Colorado River, it provide electricity to 8 million people in Arizona. It is called Hoover Dam by the people, much of country population rely on dam electricity. Arizona, Nevada and Southern California rely on Dam, the power Administration said.
The officials were working to find out the extent of the damage to the appliance. The reason of fire was under inspection, one of 15 at the complex that control the voltages for power sent to customers.
“There is no risk to the power grid,” said Jacklynn Gould, a regional director for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
The whole scene became attraction of Tourist
It quickly became attraction of tourist, as the people heard low heavy rolling sound. Gould said The fire became the attention of tourists, he said we heard alarm sound. The fire was seen at the spot, the explosion happened around 10 a.m.
A child noticed the fire
A child from San Francisco, who name is William Herro was on a bridge, with his parents, when he saw the explosion. He said all witnessed black smoke and I was surprised and I started filming it looked like mushroom.
The explosion happened at the base of the dam, it is at southeast of Las Vegas, about 25 miles. The dam can supply electricity to many household, the dam name is Hoover Dam which is 726 feet. The dam has 17 generators, the explosion crop up at the building housing turbines. Much population depends upon the dam, later a team of professional reached on spot to control the fire.
The place is a Historic Landmark
The place is a Historic Landmark, it is seen in films including Transformers and Fools Rush In. motorists use this road, because it is a bypass, between Arizona and Nevada, it was opened in 2010. Many vehicles pass across the top of the dam.
Bureau handle the dam, they control the powerhouses and turbines. The power generated is marketed through Western Area Power Administration. The energy is first transferred to substation, from where it is sent for use to the people.
Baseload source of power
Hoover Dam is considered a baseload source of power, meaning it can respond quickly to the need for additional power on the grid or dial back supply.
The Power House Hoover Dam can do dial back supply and can handle base load of power. If additional power is needed.
Expert Lisa Meiman talking about explosion
Lisa Meiman “no single source is integral to the health of the power grid.” Due to fire it created an alert at the control center in Phoenix. When loss of equipment happen it can put pressure on grid.
Hoover Dam and Glen Canyon is largest dam at the Arizona-Utah border. It is 57 hydroelectric facilities. Hydropower is threatened Due to decline level of Lake Mead and Lake Powell, these waterbody hold water from the Colorado River.
Federal officials have taken requisite measures to keep the ability of dams to generate power, The climate change have drop the level of lakes it is at lowest levels in decades.