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"Robert Righter has done a service to anyone interested in Hetch Hetchy's history."--Dan Balkwill, Annals of Wyoming "This is a well told and richly textured story, based on detailed research, that extends far beyond the point at which most environmental histories end."--Ralph H.
Lutts, American Historical Review "This splendid book will be the definitive history of the Hetch Hetchy Cited by: The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, while providing water to millions of people in the San Francisco Bay Area, also provides visitors with access to spectacular beauty and the wilderness of Yosemite National Park.
Many hiking trails begin from O’Shaughnessy Dam and some of Hetch Hetchy’s most beautiful features are easily seen from the top of the dam.
Simpson explores the history and issues surrounding the Hetch Hetchy dam at Yosemite National Park, which was built to supply San Francisco with water and power even though the site was already protected within the national park/5(5).
O'Shaughnessy Dam was completed in and on Octowater from the Hetch Hetchy project finally began pouring into San Francisco. Dedication ceremony for completion of Hetch Hetchy System at the Pulgas Water Temple, Hetch Hetchy Power is generated primarily through hydroelectricity: when San Francisco’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir releases drinking water for the City, the water passes through our hydroelectric turbines and creates electricity, which we transmit to the Bay Area.
Internet Archive BookReader The Hetch Hetchy water supply and power project of San Francisco. Note: A revised version of the following essay, omitting the first three paragraphs, and edited to emphasize the similarities of Hetch-Hetchy to Yosemite Valley, was eventually included as Chapter 16 of Muir's book, The Yosemite.
This article begins on page with the Isaiah West Taber photo “Looking Up Hetch-Hetchy Valley from Sunrise Point;” the article proper begins on page The mission of Restore Hetch Hetchy is to restore the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park to its natural splendor - while continuing to meet the water and power needs of all communities that depend on the Tuolumne River.
InPresident Woodrow Wilson signed legislation approving the construction of the O’Shaughnessy Dam to inundate the Hetch Hetchy Valley inside Yosemite National Park.
This decision concluded a decade-long, highly contentious debate over the dam-and-reservoir complex to supply water to post-earthquake San Francisco, a battle that was dramatic, unsettling, and consequential. Why Hetch Hetchy is staying under water when the valley was drowned by Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, the main water supply for San Francisco, miles west.
author of the book. The Hetch Hetchy project was a major contributor to the history of Tuolumne County affecting its natural environment and economic development. The project construction spanned twenty-five years from to The Hetch Hetchy project was created to find and deliver drinking water to.
In John Muir published his collection The Yosemite, which included “Hetch Hetchy Valley,” his essay singing the glories of the “other” Yosemite Valley and an argument against the construction of a dam that would flood the basin in order to provide water for San city had originally requested permission from the federal government to build a dam within the boundaries.
THE HETCH HETCHY PROJECT IN A NUTSHELL The Hetch Hetchy Project is one to provide an adequate municipal water supply, evolved by the City and County of San Francisco, after a thorough and comprehensive study of all possible sources. Restore Hetch Hetchy argues that if the lake, which holdsacre feet of water — twice the capacity of Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County and four times the capacity of Anderson.
But before the Hetch Hetchy Project broke ground, controversy roiled over the project. Finally, the Raker Act was passed by Congress in and signed by Pres.
Woodrow Wilson to permit the use of the rights-of-way for the project. Today, this system serves some of the highest-quality water in the nation to million people.
Tom Clark was another "water buffalo" who supported restoration of Hetch Hetchy. (A month ago, we posted "A Good Dam for a Good Man", about Carl Boronkay, a General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, who also supported restoration.)It's impossible to overstate the importance of getting support from water industry experts, especially leaders like Clark and Boronkay.
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The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park supplies water to San Francisco and other Bay Area cities. (Lauren Sommer/KQED) If you live in San Francisco -- or even certain parts of Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties -- a portion of your drinking water travels over miles to get to your tap.
Work on the Hetch Hetchy project began in early shortly after the passage of the Raker Act. The city hired John R. Freeman, who had previously worked on the water supply systems of Boston and New York City, to plan the complex dam and aqueduct system.
Civil engineer Michael O'Shaughnessy would oversee the construction and design details of the Hetch Hetchy on: Tuolumne County, California, United States.
But Hetch Hetchy was a federally protected as part of Yosemite National Park. Building a dam there was off the table. Then, ina devastating earthquake caused a series of fires in San Francisco that destro buildings across city blocks.
The inadequacy of the city’s existing water supply came into sharp focus. Hetch Hetchy Water & Power System, Oakdale, CA. 95 likes were here. Government OrganizationFollowers: Get reviews, hours, directions, coupons and more for Hetch Hetchy Water & Power at 1 Lakeshore Dr, Moccasin, CA Search for other Water Supply Systems in Location: 1 Lakeshore Dr, Moccasin, The full Hetch Hetchy Project provides 80% of the water supply for million people.
Hetch Hetchy Facts. Hetch Hetchy is the name of the glacial valley where the reservoir resides. Hetch Hetchy is the collective name for the whole water system.
Reassembling Hetch Hetchy: Water supply without O’Shaughnessy Dam. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. –April Null, Sarah E., Water Supply Reliability Tradeoffs between Removing Reservoir Storage and Improving Water Conveyance in.
The city of San Francisco wanted to control its own water supply, so plans were made in the late s to look for a source farther away. By city water planners had decided the best source was the Hetch Hetchy Valley of the Tuolumne River.
In most areas of the country municipal water must be filtered AND treated. Whether or not it has first been filtered, public water must then be treated to achieve a % reduction in pathogens.
That rule applies to Hetch Hetchy water as well. Hetch Hetchy water used in cities has always been treated, at least in recent decades.
The group Restore Hetch Hetchy, the Sierra Club and other supporters of draining the reservoir say most of itsacre-feet of water storage can be.
This is the last water pipeline improvement project to move into construction of the more than 80 infrastructure projects as part of the $ billion Water System Improvement Program (WSIP).
“Each project further improves the overall resiliency and seismic reliability of the entire Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System,” said SFPUC General. Work on the Hetch Hetchy Project began in with the construction of The Hetch Hetchy Railroad, which would transport construction materials and crews to the eventual site of the dam.
The silence of the pool was replaced by the tumultuous roar of 34 million gallons of Hetch Hetchy water, arriving daily. Hesitatingly, I would climb the steps to peer over the low cement wall and watch the frothing water as its roar echoed and reverberated throughout the temple.
How Did the Hetch Hetchy Project Impact Native Americans. by Bruce Pierini Sierra College Anthropology Professor. I believe that the greatest threat to the survival of American Indians — more than the wars, the disease, the poverty, the discrimination, and the European occupation — is the removal of the spiritual matrix of traditional life, the theft of the sacred.
The building of Hetch Hetchy Dam took decades and is another story, but throughout this period the City tried to purchase the Spring Valley Water Company by putting bond measures on the ballot. Five times the measures failed as voters thought the price too high.
Finally in the City purchased the Spring Valley Water Company for $41 million. Start studying History Final. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search.
The Hetch Hetchy reservoir project was ultimately undertaken to supply water to. San Francisco. California's premier agricultural land, the Central Valley.
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The opponents of the Hetch Hetchy scheme maintain that their position is not inimical to the true interests of San Francisco.
They say if there were no other source of good and abundant water for the city they would willingly sacrifice the valley to the lives and the health of its citizens. The records of the hearing before the Senate Committee.
Hetch Hetchy Junction to the O'Shaughnessy Dam, CA Home | CA | HHRR. Due to many concerns regarding the supply of water for the city of San Francisco (not the least of which were shortages during the great quake of ), plans were drawn up to build a dam and turn the Hetch Hetchy watershed into a reservoir in the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains of Yosemite National Park.
Righter, R. The battle over Hetch Hetchy. New York: Oxford University Press. One of California’s most controversial dams, this book explores the history of Hetch Hetchy, in particular it examines the two competing visions for this region at the turn of the century and.
When the city of San Francisco, eager to create a better water supply, set its sights on building a dam in the Hetch Hetchy Valley, Muir embarked on a long and bitter fight to save his beloved temple.
For years, city officials had been wanting to dam the Hetch Hetchy Valley miles away in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The valley, they thought, would be an ideal place for reservoir that would provide water for the city forever.
But there was a catch. Hetch Hetchy was part of Yosemite National Park, which meant that it was federal property.Note that over the last 25 years other California urban agencies have developed more than 1, acre-feet of dry year supply—more than 18 times the amount of water required to restore Hetch Hetchy Valley—through a combination of surface storage, groundwater storage, water purchases and water recycling programs.