The ship sank in 1913 when Congress allowed the Hetch Hetchy valley to be dammed.
The study in 2006 said it would cost 3-10 Billion to drain the lake. You can hope and pray all you want but it is a waste of time to believe that City and County are going to ever give up our sweet tasting water from Tuolumne County, and also the almost free hydroelectric power to sell to everybody at amazingly high prices.
It would be like turning off all the Power AND Water to 3 million people in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda and Santa Clara counties.
It is much more likely to see 50 Billion spent to reinforce and build a newer more long lasting dam at Hetch Hetchy for the next one hundred years. Heck that would be a bargain at 500 million a year!
Well with Gov Moon Beam now wanting to create 2 tunnels to move water down South this does not surprise me at all.
The environmentalists complain about the silt a little gold dredge kicks up, can you imagine the tonnage of silt that would come down the Tuolumne if they knocked that dam down and allowed all the silt that has accumulated since 1913 to flow down? As far as high priced electricity, Hetch Hetchy (all large dams including Don Pedro) is not considered green enegy so utilities are forced to buy very expensive GREEN energy. The voters voted people into office that mandate utilities to purchase green electricity thus expensive electricity is the voters fault. If you voted for politicians pushing green energy (mostly Democrats), you voted to have your electrical bill sky rocket. Mad at high electrical bills, be mad at those who voted these politicians into office.
I may be nuts but weren't we just talking about letting more water out of Malones to save the smelt in the delta. Now Moonbeam wants to suck more water out to send south. Aha! It wasn't the smelt after all.
A few well placed, high tech explosives doesn't cost anywhere near 3-10 billion dollars. ...Or we can just keep supplying everyone else with water. It's one or the other.
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