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**The WWII Bunker is in a restricted area. It is a historic site that had to undergo extensive conservation due to vandalism and graffiti in the past. Photos are provided to show the WWII Bunker. Do not attempt to access the WWII Bunker for respect and conservation of the site.**
Looking out from this Arizona Overlook you see the lake side of Hoover Dam – an engineering marvel of the modern world – and its four intake towers. At a height of 726.4 feet and a thickness at the base of 660 feet, Hoover Dam holds back the waters of the mighty Colorado River to form Lake Mead.
Standing 395 feet tall, the intake towers bring the lake water into the powerplant – through a system of large metal pipes called penstocks – for the generation of electricity.
With a shoreline of over 550 miles, a maximum depth of over 500 feet, and a volume capacity of 9.2 trillion gallons of water, Lake Mead holds the distinction of being the largest man-made lake in North America.
Now, follow the slope of the mountain to your right all the way to its summit. If you look carefully you will see a camouflaged, fortified pillbox that was part of the military’s plan to protect Hoover Dam from enemy air attacks during World War II.
To learn more about the history of Hoover Dam, its importance during WWII and how it was protected, come to the visitor center on the Nevada side where you can take an informative guided tour into the depths of the dam and powerplant, visit our exhibits, purchase Hoover Dam memorabilia, and talk with our knowledgeable guides