A proposal that could have led to the dismantling of San Francisco’s water system in Yosemite National Park’s Hetch Hetchy Valley was roundly rejected by the city’s voters Tuesday.
San Francisco voters must decide in November whether the city should take a first step towards draining Hetch Hetchy and restoring the natural course of the Tuolumne River.
KCBS has learned that San Francisco water officials warned river-rafting guides about potentially dangerous river flows on Tuesday, the same day a Sausalito woman died on a trip on the Tuolumne River.
A measure that could eventually determine the fate of Hetch Hetchy Valley has qualified for the November ballot in San Francisco.
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.
About 50 rescuers are searching for a college student who went missing over the weekend in Yosemite National Park.
San Francisco’s water managers say there shouldn’t be water access issues in the event of a giant earthquake, now that they’ve completed billions of dollars in seismic upgrades to local reservoirs such as Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo County.
A group calling itself “Restore Hetch Hetchy” is beginning a petition drive Wednesday to change how San Francisco delivers water to customers, possibly by destroying a long-standing dam.
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.”
A water main broke Friday morning on Elm Street in South San Francisco, flooding several cars and forcing the evacuation of seven houses.