Hetch Hetchy Project

City and County of San Francisco.
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Water-supply -- California -- San Francisco., Hetch Hetchy Valley (Calif.), San Francisco (Calif.) -- Water-su
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In more recent years, I worked on Hetch Hetchy projects so this book is an excellent resource for engineers, or others who love the area and are interested in how the San Francisco water systems came to be the system still works virtually as designed the hydroelectric power plants are a 5/5(4).

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 : "This splendid book will be the definitive history of the Hetch Hetchy controversy for years to come."--Donald J.

Pisani, University of Oklahoma "The Battle over Hetch Hetchy is something beyond merely the best book anyone has ever written on confluence of canyon, dam, and city that so shaped the story of the modern American West.

It is both a well-argued history and a beautifully-written testimony of Cited by: 1. Hetch Hetchy: Undoing a Great American Mistake. Kenneth Brower. Rating details 10 ratings 1 review. In the 's the thirsty city of San Francisco reached deep into Yosemite National Park to build the O'Shaughnessy Dam on the Tuolumne River, diverting one-third of the river's water and flooding the Hetch Hetchy Valley, said at the time to be as magnificent as Yosemite Valley itself/5.

A surprisingly good book that gave a fairly even view of both sides of the Hetch Hetchy debate over where San Francisco should get its water/hydro-electric power.

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The book also deals with John Muir and the start of the Sierra Club as they were heavily, and still are, involved in the Hetch Hetchy battle/5(8).

The Hetchy Capital Improvement Projects (HCIP) are a $ million, multi-year group of capital projects to upgrade numerous upcountry water transmission, hydroelectric generation and power transmission facilities essential to continued reliable delivery of both water and power. It was named by Josiah Whitney (after his daughter) in the s.

But a dam was put up as a first step in the Hetch Hetchy project and was completed in According to Restore Hetch Hetchy, Lake Eleanor is not part of their plan or goal. At least, not at this time.

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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. The Hetch Hetchy Project evolved from a long search for a reliable source of water for San Francisco that began after the Great Earthquake.

Prior to the earthquake, San Francisco had burned to. For more information on Native Americans and Hetch Hetchy, see "How Did the Hetch Hetchy Project Impact Native Americans?" (Professor Bruce Pierini, ) or "Finding the Way Back to Hetch Hetchy" (Restore Hetch Hetchy, ).

When Yosemite National Park was created inHetch Hetchy Valley was to be protected "in perpetuity". The Hetch Hetchy project, like streetcar expansion, continued throughout World War I and the s and, like the Municipal Railway, generated intense political conflicts.

BySan Francisco owned a mile-long railway in the Sierra, but pouring of concrete for. The Hetch Hetchy Valley, located near Yosemite, has been described as being like a slightly lower, drier and warmer Yosemite.

Notice the waterfall, center left. Photo: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. 19th century oil painting of Hetch Hetchy Valley.

Image: California Historical Society. Hetch Hetchy valley as painted by Alfred. 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 Battle Over Hetch Hetchy.: Robert W. Righter. Oxford University Press, USA, - History - pages. 0 Reviews. In the wake of the devastating earthquake and fire, the city of.

Situated inside Yosemite National Park, the Hetch Hetchy Valley was described by John Muir as "one of nature s rarest and most precious mountain temples". Initially protected by the establishment of Yosemite National Park, in the city of San Francisco won congressional approval to build the O Shaughnessy dam on the Tuolumne River, which.

(The films for which Restore Hetch Hetchy has rights are posted on our home page.) Books. Hetch Hetchy: Undoing a Great American Mistake, Kenneth Brower, ; What Would John Muir Say?, Bernice Turoff and David Best, ; The Battle over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism, Robert Righter.

"The Battle over Hetch Hetchy is something beyond merely the best book anyone has ever written on confluence of canyon, dam, and city that so shaped the story of the modern American West. It is both a well-argued history and a beautifully-written testimony of hubris and loss, even possibleReviews: 3.

Restore Hetch Hetchy’s petition alleges that the use of the O’Shaughnessy Dam to divert water into the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is an unreasonable method of diversion under article X, section According to the petition, diverting water at the O’Shaughnessy Dam is unreasonable for several reasons.

Hetch Hetchy Water and Power (HHW&P), a division of the City and County of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), manages a complex utilities system which provides drinking water to Groveland, the City of San Francisco, and several Bay Area counties, as well as hydroelectric power for San Francisco municipal uses, for sale to irrigation districts, and for sale to other utilities.

As an added benefit, our Power Customer Programs are available to all new and existing Hetch Hetchy customers. Is greenhouse gas-free electricity available for my project. We recommend using Hetch Hetchy Power for new or existing large facilities; plus, all new projects on City-owned land must apply for Hetch Hetchy Power.

Hetch Hetchy. O'Shaughnessy's largest and most controversial project was the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and power project (Lake Eleanor Dam and O'Shaughnessy Dam). While San Francisco rebuilt after the earthquake and fire of its current water supply was inadequate to meet future growth.

Preservationist and Sierra Club founder John Muir did not testify before Congress, but he argued against the Hetch Hetchy plan in this excerpt from his book, The Yosemite. In the end Congress chose management over aesthetics, voting 43–25 (with 29 abstentions) to. August 1 - Heyday Books publishes Hetch Hetchy: Undoing A Great American Mistake by Kenneth Brower.

The book is a graphically rich exploration of the pitched battle over an environmental tragedy and an inspiring reverie of a possible future.

As of today, the Hetch Hetchy Project consists of the reservoir, the dam, hydroelectric plants, and a long aqueduct that carries the water to the SF Bay Area through a long series of tunnels, using only gravity. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

Per diem rates for San Francisco Water Department, Hetch Hetchy Project, Utilities Engineering Bureau Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Hetch Hetchy Flora - a collection of wildflowers painted on () Donna Thomas.

30 copies. by by inches. 20 accordion pages. Nine watercolor paintings of wildflowers, one water color painting of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir from O'Shaughnessy Dam, one watercolor painted map, five ornamental pages of handwritten and rubricated text.

Finding the way back to Hetch Hetchy Valley, feasibility study Title from cover. Also available in PDF via the Internet. Also available in PDF via the Internet.

Includes bibliographical references (p. "The Hetch-Hetchy Valley," by John Muir, Sierra Club Bulletin, January, "Hetch Hetchy Valley" by John Muir - from his book, The Yosemite. New York Times Editorials Opposing Damming of Hetch Hetchy; The Hetch-Hetchy Situation - by William F.

Badè. "Hetch Hetchy began with a dam in the Yosemite and was linked to more than miles of tunnels, pumping stations and pipelines to San Francisco. The project involved building not just a dam, but also a mile railroad, several smaller dams, an aqueduct miles long that included 85 miles of tunnels, some through solid granite, hydroelectric.

Historic Management of Hetch Hetchy. Assuming that we want Hetch Hetchy Valley to "look just like it used to before the dam," we’ll have to add a few assumptions to our plan. First, and perhaps foremost, we must then assume that Hetch Hetchy was managed by humans, perhaps for hundreds to thousands of years before the Screech Brothers first.

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Hetch Hetchy’s (HH) turnoff is about a mile from the Highway gate and about 10 miles in. From the road, you can see the reservoir and along the reservoir are three hiking trails. The shortest one is the Wapama, miles one way. HH is a water system that supports the water / TripAdvisor reviews.

Restore Hetch Hetchy leaders insist that allowing a dam in a national park is an environmental mistake that should be corrected. It’s certainly true that such a project .View of Hetch Hetchy Valley. NPS Photo by Adrienne Freeman. The National Park Service is looking for your input on the EA/IS.

Public review and comment period is open from October 2, – November 2, Public participation is essential for the success of this and all other park improvement projects.