As the country’s prominent hydroelectric power station, situated in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, Hoover Dam was built when America was fighting the Great Depression, between 1931 and 1936. The dam was initially named Boulder Dam, but was later transformed into Hoover Dam in honor of President Herbert Hoover. California-based real estate expert and philanthropist — Kenny Slaught acknowledges the impact of the miraculous architectural structure on the communities’ access to water and power resources. On his blog at KennySlaught.com, he emphasized that the massive water capacity of the dam had helped transform some of America’s most deserted outposts into fast growing economies.
The lake formed in the Hoover Dam is called Lake Mead. The lake was named after the commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Elwood Mead who led the planning and construction process during the Boulder Canyon Project implementation when the Hoover Dam and the lake was established. When first constructed in 1936, Lake Mead was first known as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area, which was then administrated by the National Park Service. In 1964, the lake was renamed into the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and has seen considerable expansion with Lake Mohave and the Shivwits Plateau being added to its authority.
At its maximum water volume level, it could be the largest water reservoir in the United States. The lake Mead is the greatest water reservoir in the United States. At its maximal capacity, the lake has 112 miles long, 759 shoreline miles, 532 depth feet and the capacity of 26, 12 million acre-feet of water. Lake Mead provides water to the states of California, Nevada, and Arizona, serving more than 20 million people and agriculture zones. Kenny Slaught notes his incredible site, including both lakes and the surrounding area, offers year-round recreation options. Not only they serve as a water reserve, but the area also gives visitors a unique opportunity to do a variety of entertaining things, like fishing, swimming, boating, among many more.
Founder of Investec Real Estate Companies, Kenny Slaught has been in the industry for more than four decades. A dedicated investment strategist, he manages more than 3 million square feet of property throughout California. With total transactions valued above $1.2 billion, Investec has grown to become one of Santa Barbara’s leading real estate firms. An avid philanthropist, Mr. Slaught is involved with many non-profit and community organizations, including Hospice of Santa Barbara, the Music Academy of the West. Contributing to the benefit of youth in the area, he dedicates considerable time to these and other worthy causes.
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