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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire Nearly Contained, Hetch Hetchy Repairs May Take Months

The Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park is 84 percent contained Monday with full containment expected Friday, fire officials said. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission said it will take several months before the Hetch Hetchy water and power system is fully restored.

09/16/2013

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire Damage To Hetch Hetchy Water System Up To $30 Million

The cost of repairing San Francisco’s Hetchy Hetchy water and power system damaged in the Yosemite-area Rim Fire is now estimated at $20 to 30 million by San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission.

09/06/2013

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire 30 Percent Contained, SF Hetch Hetchy Water Supply Still Safe

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission officials said Wednesday that the city’s water supply in the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is still unaffected by the massive Rim Fire that continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park.

08/28/2013

A Murphys Fire District firefighter stops his vehicle as a massive wall of fire from the Rim Fire consumes trees along highway 120 near Groveland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire Reaches Hetch Hetchy Reservoir; Firefighters Making Progress

The massive Rim Fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park has reached the area surrounding the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which provides water to San Francisco residents, city utility officials said Tuesday.

08/27/2013

Rim Fire

Yosemite Fire Poses ‘Every Challenge There Can Be’

Overnight the Rim Fire on Yosemite’s northern border grew 7 square miles as firefighters gained little ground in slowing the now 207-square-mile blaze.

08/25/2013

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (NPS)

Phil Matier: Effort To Restore Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Headed For SF Ballot

Advocates of an effort to restore Hetch Hetchy Valley planned Monday to turn in about 16,000 signatures to San Francisco elections officials – more than enough signatures to qualify a measure for the ballot this November.

07/09/2012

Empty water bottles (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Considering Mandatory Water Bottle Filling Stations In Renovated Buildings

The proposal would require new and renovated buildings in San Francisco to have bottle filling stations and access to tap water.

06/27/2012

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (NPS)

Mayor Urges San Franciscans To Take Water Conservation Challenge

San Franciscans are being asked to participate in a nationwide water conservation challenge, but at the same time are being urged to drink its fill of Hetch Hetchy water.

03/31/2012

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (NPS)

1 Dead, 1 Missing After Being Swept Off Yosemite Bridge

Officials at Yosemite National Park say one hiker is dead and another is presumed dead after the two were swept over a bridge into a reservoir while returning from a backpacking trip.

CBS San Francisco–06/30/2011

Restoring Hetch Hetchy

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) _ It’s called Muir’s March after famed naturalist John Muir.

08/01/2010