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Restore Hetch Hetchy

Author: Guest Writer/Friday, February 17, 2012/Categories: Uncategorized

John Muir once called the glacial carved Hetch Hetchy Valley next to Yosemite “one of nature’s rarest and most precious mountain temples”. In the early 1920’s, that wild temple was flooded and turned into a placid reservoir. The City of San Francisco succeeded in its campaign to dam the valley.

However, a desire to reverse the 19th-20th Century decisions, breach the dam, and restore the valley has never died. This recovery effort has now received the endorsement in a strong opinion regarding:

Hetch Hetchy's Past and Future.

Hetch-Hetchy3               Hetch-Hetchy-resevoir

Hetch Hetchy Valley                                  Hetch Hetchy reservoir

(credit: California Historical Archives)         (credit: San Francisco Chronicle)

The battle cry: Restore Hetch Hetchy could be gaining some traction.

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