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The Hetch Hetchy water and power project

M. M. O"Shaughnessy

The Hetch Hetchy water and power project

the municipal railway and other notable civic improvements of San Francisco

by M. M. O"Shaughnessy

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Published in [San Francisco] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • San Francisco Municipal Railway,
  • Water-supply,
  • Civic improvement

  • Edition Notes

    Bound with other San Francisco water supply pamphlets.

    Statement[by] M. M. O"Shaughnessy, city engineer
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31 p.
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25596559M
    OCLC/WorldCa19784072

    Search for other Water Supply Systems on The Real Yellow Pages®. Get reviews, hours, directions, coupons and more for Hetch Hetchy Water & Power at 1 Lakeshore Dr, Moccasin, CA Search for other Water Supply Systems in Moccasin on The Real Yellow Pages®.Location: 1 Lakeshore Dr, Moccasin,   The dam buried the valley under feet of water. Today, the reservoir and dam dominate the character of Hetchy Hetchy Valley. Climbers seldom venture here, opting instead for the Mecca that is Yosemite Valley. Nonetheless, Hetch Hetchy is well worth a visit by you, your partner and your gear if you are looking for something different.

    Building the dam and flooding the Hetch Hetchy valley will destroy a part of the beautiful scenery replacing it with a lake, but it also tremendously increases the practical use of the Hetch Hetchy resources: it will provide electric power and the so much need water to the San Francisco district and will still provide the surrounding irrigating. The cities, water districts and private utilities represented by the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) rely upon the Hetch Hetchy system for water to protect the health, safety and economic well being of million citizens, businesses and community organizations.

    Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, located on the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park, was built to provide water and hydroelectric power to San creation in the early s led to one of the first conflicts between preservationists and those favoring utilitarian use of natural controversy spanned the presidencies of Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson. Hetch Hetchy Water & Power Dam Safety Program Report Tuolumne County, California Owner: Hetch Hetchy Water and Power--San Francisco Public Utilities Comission Back to All Projects Next → The Hetch Hetchy reservoir system is comprised of three earth embankment and three concrete dams that were constructed between and


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The Hetch Hetchy water and power project by M. M. O"Shaughnessy Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Hetch Hetchy Water Supply and Power Project of San Francisco (Classic Reprint) [O'shaughnessy, Michael Maurice] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Hetch Hetchy Water Supply and Power Project of San Francisco (Classic Reprint).

Ultimately, passage of the passage of the Raker Act in by Congress granted San Francisco the right to flood the Hetch Hetchy Valley. A decade later the O'Shaughnessy Dam, the second largest civil engineering project of its day after the Panama Canal, was by:   texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

National Emergency The Hetch Hetchy water supply and power project of San Francisco by O'Shaughnessy, M. (Michael Maurice), Publication date Topics Water-supply PublisherPages: Internet Archive BookReader The Hetch Hetchy water supply and power project of San Francisco. Dam. Water, Power, Politics, and Preservation in Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite National Park book.

Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for read /5. The Hetch Hetchy water and power project by M. O'Shaughnessy 1 edition - first published in Hetch Hetchy Power is San Francisco's full-serivce, public power utility.

Direct Access (DA) is a retail electric service where customers purchase electricity directly from a provider called an Electric Service Provider (ESP).

Hetch Hetchy Power is % greenhouse-gas free and meets all clean energy mandates in San Francisco, while the power mix varies among ESPs and may or may not meet local mandates.

The proposal to dam Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park created unprecedented controversy and provoked editorials in opposition from more than newspapers across the country.

The damming is often cited as having ignited the modern environmental movement. Why Hetch Hetchy is staying under water A judge ruled in favor of San Francisco water needs over the valley’s restoration. At the Tesla plant, the lights will run nonstop to treat million gallons a day as the water wends from the pristine Hetch Hetchy high country to million customers and contractors in San.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission owns and operates Hetch Hetchy Power, which represents some of the cleanest energy available in California. For over years this system—which utilizes the gravity flow of the City’s water from source to tap—has operated without producing any carbon emissions nor any radioactive byproducts.

The collective input of Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, Yosemite National Park, and the public helped determine the most appropriate location for this proposed project within the Hetch Hetchy region.

The site chosen for this project: Is outside of Yosemite National Park Wilderness AreaLocation: PO BoxYosemite National Park,CA. From the turn-off, the road winds for miles up the old Hetch Hetchy railroad grade ( km) to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, passing many lonely trails along the way.

If you’re up for a driving adventure, try taking a little extra time to retrace parts of the route John Muir described in his book, “My First Summer in the Sierra”.

The Hetch Hetchy project was a major contributor to the history of Tuolumne County affecting its natural environment and economic development.

The project construction spanned twenty-five years from to The Hetch Hetchy project was created to find and deliver drinking water to San Francisco and the Bay Area. The dam and reservoir, combined with a series of aqueducts, tunnels, and hydroelectric plants as well as eight other storage dams, comprise a system known as the Hetch Hetchy Project, which provides 80% of the water supply for million people.

The project is operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. The city must pay a lease of $30, per year for the use of Hetch Hetchy, which sits on Area: 1, acres ( ha).

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.

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.

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.

The water is delivered by a gravity-based system and aqueduct to the Bay Area. According to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir can store as much as billion gallons for the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System, which serves San Francisco, Santa Clara, Alameda and San Mateo counties.

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 people.

The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park supplies water to San Francisco and other Bay Area cities.

(Lauren Sommer/KQED) If you live in San Francisco -- or even certain parts of Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties -- a portion of your drinking water travels over miles to get to your tap. "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).The state concluded that it would cost approximately $ million to restore Hetch-Hetchy and compensate the city for the loss of water and power generation.

For now, the predominant sound in the great canyon will remain the lapping of the tamed waters of the Tuolumne River muffling the cries of the ghosts of Hetch-Hetchy.Work on the Hetch Hetchy project began in early shortly after the passage of the Raker Act. The city hired John R.

Freeman, who had previously worked on the water supply systems of Boston and New York City, to plan the complex dam and aqueduct system.

Civil engineer Michael O'Shaughnessy would oversee the construction and design details of the Hetch Hetchy on: Tuolumne County, California, United States.