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A Hetch Hetchy Debate Slowly Begins

| October 25, 2004

Sacbee.com: Editorial – Lines in the sand

“(October 25, 2004)
An emerging debate on whether to restore Yosemite’s second great valley, Hetch Hetchy, is holding true to the history of this valley and of the Tuolumne River, which runs through it.

Proposals to change anything about the river’s water resurrect controversy over water rights, over who owns what and whose claim comes first. The controversy began more than a century ago, when San Francisco proposed building a dam in the Hetch Hetchy Valley, a smaller twin of the famous Yosemite Valley. Today, as new evidence suggests that this dam is no longer needed because San Francisco can store this same water elsewhere, there is consternation once again.”


Category: Restore Hetch Hetchy


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