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Team: Lauren Cole, Ryan Miamis, & Laura Crossley

Water is the foundation of life.

During the early 1900’s, the health, growth and increased commerce of San Francisco all depended upon the city’s ability to secure a fresh water supply. Eventually the city pursued the Hetch Hetchy Valley of the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park as the source for its domestic water supply.

However, this site was, and continues to be a contentious topic.

Why was the Hetch Hetchy the chosen site? Who held the decision making power? And, how did those in power go about pushing their agendas?

Click on the above tabs to explore how an early plan document influenced water use for San Francisco. But first, check out this brief Google Earth presentation to orient yourself!        File Hetch Hetchy Final.kmz

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