Begin work on Giant Boulder Dam project

July 07 1930
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WASHINGTON, July 7 (U.P.) - Government engineers today began work on the Giant Boulder Dam project on the Nevada-Arizona state line, authorized by Congress to provide flood control, irrigation and water power for the southwest and a water supply for Los Angeles, the Interior Department announced.

Beginning of construction of the dam, to be the largest in the world, was made possible by enactment of the second deficiency bill, which carried an appropriation of $10,600,000 for this purpose.

Total cost of the dam and accompanying works will be $165,000,000.

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