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July 25, 2018

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Joe

I left out the bit about potentially draining the 117 billion gallon Hetch Hetchy to return it to it's natural state:

“Good meeting with Restore Hetch Hetchy,” Zinke tweeted, referring to the Bay Area organization that’s long advocated getting rid of the reservoir and returning Hetch Hetchy Valley to its natural state.

“Taking a fresh look at different opportunities and options to restore public access and recreation to the valley,” Zinke tweeted Sunday. The Department of the Interior did not respond to a request for more details about the secretary’s position.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/No-real-worry-that-Hetch-Hetchy-will-be-drained-13105043.php

What could go wrong with that????

Cassandra

Water is good.

Bob C.

I have been to Hetch Hetchy; also known as Little Yosemite.
Wouldn’t it be something if it could be drained and the valley restored to a semblance if its wonderous natural state.

Joe

Sure it would but not at the expense of water security for several million people. We are critically short of reservoir and underground storage capacity NOW, so why decrease that by 117 billion gallons with no replacement plan in place?

Steve K

I was taking a walk up at Crystal Springs yesterday and noticed how high the water level is. My memories of walks up there over the years is that the water level usually goes down in the summer.
It got me thinking about how little I know of the infrastructure here on the peninsula. How do we get our water? What strategies determine how much they fill Crystal Springs? How do we get our electricity? Our food? Our construction materials? - I think those freight trains running through Burlingame in the middle of the night are part of that) How is sewage and garbage dealt with?
Are there any community seminars about these basic infrastructure topics? I'm not approaching this from a political point about what new bonds projects we should or shouldn't support. I am just curious about how it all works.

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