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Hoover Dam is a landmark in the Mojave Wasteland that dams the Colorado River. After the Great War of 2077, the dam stood for nearly 200 years until the New California Republic and Legion frumentarii discovered it in 2274. Realizing the necessity of the dam, the NCR quickly took it over. This worked into Mr. House's plans, as the NCR could not hold both his New Vegas and Hoover Dam without losing one or both; with the Treaty of New Vegas, the New California Republic and Mr. House agreed that 95% of the power produced by the hydroelectric turbines would be routed to the NCR, in exchange for New Vegas' guaranteed independence. In 2277, the Legion, led by the Malpais Legate, held the dam briefly, but were defeated shortly after when the NCR performed a tactical retreat to destroy the Legion by trapping them in Boulder City. Hoover Dam remains the NCR's only foot hold east of the Colorado, but conflict is looming and it only a matter of time before the Legion assaults the dam again. Whoever controls the dam, controls Vegas and the rest of the Mojave.