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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/8/2005 1:38:26 AM EDT
what the effects would be for a Hoover damn breach? is the Las Vegas valley lower in elevation than the damn/Colorado river?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 5:48:17 AM EDT
Interesting question. If you believe suitcase nukes have been smuggled into this country, the Hoover dam would make a fine target. Especially after all the New Orleans images in the news lately.

Another excellent target would be the LA aqueduct. That's how the Germanic tribes finally stuck it to Rome...

Can't answer your question, I'm up north.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 5:48:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rara1141:
what the effects would be for a Hoover damn breach? is the Las Vegas valley lower in elevation than the damn/Colorado river?



A breach/break in the Hoover Dam, located just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada would surely be a catastrophic event. Arizona would probably suffer the most damage and loss of life, with any other cities/communites downstream following suit.

The elevation of Las Vegas, Nevada is approximately 2178 ft/664 m, and the level of Lake Mead as of August 2005, was approximately 1139.61 ft/347.353 m.

Hope this helps.

Be Safe.

Joe
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:42:00 AM EDT
You guys are killing me. You dont blow that damn to flood people, you blow it to turn 3 states into drought stricken disasters. If you blow the damn the clowns in LV and LA better learn how to turn sand into water. It would cause tons of damage to farmers and city people alike.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:08:02 AM EDT
To simply answer your question, Las Vegas would/could not get/ be flooded by a hole in the dam or no dam at all.. We would be steppin & fetchin for water tho.. The local government would finally have to admit the existence of numerous underground rivers that flow beneath Vegas....
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:28:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:48:41 PM EDT
lol hell no! i told you shit kickers that after blazin you guys had to fight to the death for the last spot
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