Blog posts, news and current events

  • spring snowmelt 2017


    Spring Snowmelt and Flow on the Tuolumne River

  • Hetch Hetchy, the earthquake and the boodle


    The story of how Hetch Hetchy Valley came to be dammed, a century after the fact, is often simply told:

  • East Palo Alto, East Porterville AND Hetch Hetchy


    Restore Hetch Hetchy is pretty much a single issue organization. Our mission is simply:

    "to return the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park to its natural splendor ─ while continuing to meet the water and power needs of all communities that depend on the Tuolumne River."


  • Legal Campaign Update



    In 2013, the Restore Hetch Hetchy Board of Directors elected to pursue a litigation campaign to restore Yosemite National Park's Hetch Hetchy Valley.

  • State & Federal Laws, and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir


    San Francisco's O'Shaughnessy Dam (along with its Hetch Hetchy Reservoir) is considered a "local government" facility. Most such facilities are subject to regulation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

  • The big long melt of 2017


    We're just getting started -

     the snowmelt season will run into August

  • 179 years ago and 2 years ago


    John Muir's Birthday and Restore Hetch Hetchy's Lawsuit

  • Will 2017 be the wettest year ever for California?


    2017 has been a fun year for those of us who enjoy winter storms - with notable and important exceptions in Oroville and other places where floods threaten lives and livelihoods.

  • Art, a hike and a little reading


    Art, a hike and a little reading

  • Save the date - May 7 at Hetch Hetchy for waterfalls and more


    The Restore Hetch Hetchy board has set aside May 7 for a hike out to Wapama Falls along Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, followed by a picnic lunch.

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