Can California afford to lose a major reservoir, even if it restores a jewel of Yosemite Valley? The California Department of Water Resources is scheduled to release a report (requested by Governor Schwarzenegger) on the feasibility of draining the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and restoring the valley that John Muir referred to as "one of natures rarest and most precious mountain temples." Proponents and opponents disagree over the cost of dam removal and valley restoration. This Panel of experts discussed and debated the numerous issues related to this matter.
Hastings Law Journal,
Hetch Hetchy: To Drain or Not to Drain,
57 Hastings L.J. 1261
Available at: https://repository.uchastings.edu/hastings_law_journal/vol57/iss6/7