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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (NPS)

Phil Matier: Conservative Congressman Pushes To Tear Down Hetch Hetchy

Sacramento County Congressman Dan Lungren wants to do away with the dam that holds back Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Lungren, a Republican, said that he wants to give the world a “second Yosemite Valley.”

01/04/2012

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2 Silicon Valley Dams Found Highly Susceptible To Quakes

The Santa Clara Valley Water District study found that the ground under Calero Dam could liquefy in a major quake, and the embankment material at Guadalupe Dam is weaker than previously believed.

10/26/2011

Anderson Reservoir (Cal Fire)

Seismic Study Allows South Bay Dam To Hold More Water

The Anderson Reservoir near Morgan Hill has been forced to release thousands of gallons of water because the dam is an earthquake hazard, but a new seismic study is recommending capacity be increased.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/07/2011

Martinez beaver

Famed Martinez Beaver Family Survives Storm Surge

Rushing water from Thursday’s storm destroyed the home of a family of beavers living in Alhambra Creek in downtown Martinez, but the creatures themselves appear to have survived, the founder of a beaver advocacy group said Friday.

CBS San Francisco–03/25/2011