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Hetch Hetchy Dam Site.

Hetch Hetchy Dam Site.

hearings before the United States House Committee on Public Lands, Sixty-Third Congress, first session, on June 25-27, 1913

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Land grants -- Law and legislation -- California -- San Francisco Bay,
  • Hetch Hetchy Dam (Calif.)

  • About the Edition

    Considers (63) H.R. 6281

    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination269 p
    Number of Pages269
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15273164M

    “Dam Hetch Hetchy!”: John Muir Contests the Hetch-Hetchy Dam. The Progressive Era’s most controversial environmental issue was the – struggle over federal government approval for building the Hetch Hetchy dam in a remote corner of federally-owned land in .   Historical photographs show why: like Yosemite Valley, Hetch Hetchy has sheer granite walls that originally rose dramatically from a wide valley floor. Today, however, that valley is under feet of water. Building a dam on the Tuolumne River at Hetch Hetchy was fiercely debated when it was proposed in the early : Robin Meadows.

    Hetch Hetchy Valley image in public domain prior to What to see at Hetchy Hetchy. Visiting the Hetch Hetchy reservoir and dam for the first time was an unexpected treat seeing that this place has always been on my radar, but never convenient time-wise when visiting Yosemite.   WHERE Hetch Hetchy Valley, Yosemite National Park, California. GETTING THERE From the San Francisco Bay Area, head east on California State Route for miles. Less than one mile from the Yosemite National Park entrance, turn left on Evergreen Road. From there, it's a minute drive to the Hetch Hetchy Trail, which starts at O'Shaughnessy Dam.

    For years, city officials had been wanting to dam the Hetch Hetchy Valley miles away in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The valley, they thought, would be an ideal place for reservoir that would provide water for the city forever. But there was a catch. Hetch Hetchy was part of Yosemite National Park, which meant that it was federal property. "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/5(67).


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Hetch Hetchy Dam Site Download PDF EPUB FB2

"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 possible by: Simpson explores the history and issues surrounding the Hetch Hetchy dam at Yosemite National Park, which was built to supply San Francisco with water and power even though the site was already protected within the national park/5(5).

Hidden in Yosemite National Park’s peaceful northwest corner, Hetch Hetchy Valley is a treasure worth visiting in all seasons. Located at 3, feet, Hetch Hetchy boasts one of the longest hiking seasons in the park and is an ideal place for thundering spring waterfalls and wildflower displays.

Hetch Hetchy Valley, chapter 16 of the book 'The Yosemite' by John Muir, (OCR-scanned and converted to HTML by Dan Anderson, text corrected by Andrew Slyadapted to the Exhibit by Harvey Chinn and Harold wood.) A part of the John Muir.

The freight charges were $ per ton/mile or $ per ton to the dam site (the end of the line). During the construction of the dam, the Hetch Hetchy Railroad carried tons of cement each day to the site.

In the Hetch Hetchy Railroad ceased operations as a Hetch Hetchy Dam Site. book carrier. "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 - Editorial from Sierra Club Bulletin, January, O'Shaughnessy Dam is a foot ( m) high concrete arch-gravity dam in Tuolumne County, California, in the United impounds the Tuolumne Hetch Hetchy Dam Site.

book, forming the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir at the lower end of Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park, about miles ( km) east of San Francisco.

The dam and reservoir are the source for the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct, which provides Location: Tuolumne County, California, United States. 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 over the dam-and-reservoir complex to supply water to post-earthquake San Francisco, a battle that was dramatic, unsettling, and consequential. hetch hetchy and its dam railroad Download hetch hetchy and its dam railroad or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

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—From Hetch Hetchy: Undoing a Great American Mistake. 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.

At the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, you can walk across the dam and learn more about area's history from the interpretive signs. Because of its lower elevation, Hetch Hetchy has the park's longest hiking season in the area. You can walk on several trails, ranging from two to 13 miles long.

Begin four miles east of the Hetch Hetchy Entrance Station (look for small turnout on the right) This trail provides quick access to the Tuolumne River, descending 1, feet ( m) to the river below O'Shaughnessy Dam.

The mission of Restore Hetch Hetchy is to restore the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park to its natural splendor - while continuing to meet the water and power needs of all communities that depend on the Tuolumne River.

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 /5().

Hetch Hetchy Dam Site: Hearing Before the Committee on the Public Lands by United States Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands, Committee on Public Lands, United States, Congress, House.

The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, while providing water to millions of people in the San Francisco Bay Area, also provides visitors with access to spectacular beauty and the wilderness of Yosemite National Park. Many hiking trails begin from O’Shaughnessy Dam and some of Hetch Hetchy’s most beautiful features are easily seen from the top of the dam.

Full Description: "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.

Brower envisages the species-by-species reclamation of the valley by its native flora and. When the city of San Francisco, eager to create a better water supply, set its sights on building a dam in the Hetch Hetchy Valley, Muir embarked on a long and bitter fight to save his beloved temple.

The O’Shaughnessy Dam and reservoir, and the series of aqueducts, tunnels, and tunnels as well as 8 other dams make up the entire Hetch Hetchy Project. The O’Shaughnessy Dam is foot ( m) high made of concrete and it is named after engineer Michael.

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. I thought the book would be preachy and try to convert readers to the environmentalist's side, but it was not each side was given fair treatment/5.

InSan Francisco voters approved building a dam at Hetch Hetchy. Inafter more than a decade of debate, Congress passed the Raker Act approving the dam.

O'Shaughnessy Dam was completed in and on Octowater from the Hetch Hetchy project finally began pouring into San Francisco.Examination of the Hetch Hetchy’s archaeological and historic sites are obviously not possible due to the dam’s construction and the flooding of the Hetch Hetchy Valley.

Southern Sierra Miwok, Central Sierra Miwok, Northern Paiute, and several other groups that utilized the area as well lost a. Guiding Question: What environmental positions were reflected in the congressional debate about damming the Hetch Hetchy Valley? How do those positions inform today’s environmental debates?

Summary: Students will study the Hetch Hetchy debate with primary sources from the records of Congress. FromCongress debated legislation to supply the city of San.