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Hetch Hetchy Valley Plan Looked At

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Two California Assemblymen are asking Govenor Schwarzenegger to look into the feasibility of restoring the Hetch Hetchy Valley without depriving the City of San Francisco of its water supply or hydroelectric power.

A recent UC Davis study of the Hetch Hetchy valley showed by using existing water storage in down stream reservoirs, the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir — located within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park — could be retired with out loss of water to the Bay Area.

Water from Lake Don Pedro, Cherry Reservoir and Eleanor Reservoir could be used instead, with the addition of pipes connecting them to the existing Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct.