Hetch Hetchy vs. Drought
San Francisco gets some of the best water in the world!!! Our water is pure snow melt that comes off of the Yosemite National Park Mountains, and into the Hetch Hetchy reservoir. Our water goes a long journey before appearing in our bottles. It's moved by pipes, long, wide pipes, that bring the water all the way to San Francisco! Moe than 2.6 million people rely on the Hetch Hetchy, but not all. Some people think that building the dam is bad. It did destroy all the plants and animals that were there, but it provides tons of needed water. But, even with the Hetch Hetchy, we are short with water. Why? We are in a drought. The Hetch Hetchy reservoir is drying up, and even though we still get a good amount of water, we might not for long.
Hetch Hetchy Drain or Stay?
Our water comes off of these jagged snow covered mountain peaks in Yosemite National Park, California.