Best place for public owned water supply for San Francisco to build dam o Cheap

Best place for public owned water supply for san

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Best place for public owned water supply for San Francisco to build dam o Cheap, excellent water quality from mountains of Sierra Nevada 1890: Yosemite was created o Part of national park o Created an issue for building the dam because it was locate inside the park Spring Valley Water Company San Francisco had very limited to water supply o Started looking at places in Sierra Nevada to build dams o Few ground water wells All controlled by Spring Valley Water Company A monopoly Progressives didn't like them "The Greatest Good" (Pinchot) vs. "God's Holiest Temple (Muir) If it serves the great good for the greater amount of people it should be done Public municipalship = good Greatest good > conservation
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Vs. Can't get closer to god than being in the valley Destroying God's work by building dam Muir wrote tons of papers condemning of dam Great Quake of 1906 April 8, 1906 8.1 quake right on San Francisco Peninsula San Francisco was devastated
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  • Hetch Hetchy Valley, Yosemite National Park

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