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WATER CRISIS: Hetch Hetchy now at less than 65% capacity

Original post made on Jul 2, 2014

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission gave its mid-year water supply has announced that the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System storage is at less than 65% capacity.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 7:33 AM

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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jul 2, 2014 at 8:23 am

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117,000,000,000 gallons. How many units is that?


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Posted by dave
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 2, 2014 at 9:02 am

156,417,112


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Posted by Deport Cholo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 2, 2014 at 10:47 am

I hope this does not mean they will be pumping more water than usual from their wells in Pleasanton.

I wonder if the loons in San Francisco that have been demanding that the Hetch Hetchy dam be torn down are still pushing for that?


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Posted by kbenson
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Jul 2, 2014 at 1:54 pm

2.6 million consumers - with "minimal" consumption of 1 gal per day. Hmmmmm not gonna last very long.


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Posted by Loon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Yes, 'they' are, and I'm right here. O'Shaughnessy Dam is a blight and its reservoir is an excrescence -- a deep human scar on the natural beauty of the Sierra. If they'll just let it drain the rest of the way ...

"Mr. Brown, Tear Down That Wall!"


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:53 pm

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Loon (and you clearly are), your proposal to create a mud hole where the most pristine water supply currently exists could only be the brainchild of a very dulluded enviro-whacko. Exactly what, you deep human scar, will you do to replace this water source and what will you do with this deep whole in the ground? I have some suggestions for you, if you can't come up with any. You must support the president, becasue he thinks the same way....dreaming of the way he tinks things should be with no basis in reality....good luck with that.


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Posted by Daveg
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 2, 2014 at 6:40 pm

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I was looking forward to hearing somebody wondering where the supporters are for the "Removal of the Hetch Hetchy dam". However couldn't believe a past supporter of this foolishness would actually respond. "Loon" seems an approriate name for somebody that could still support the removal. Perhaps "Loon" could enlighten the rest of us on what the population now supported by Hetch Hetchy will do for water. And, none of the normal "pie in the sky" wishful thinking, but rather something actually possible.


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Posted by Chemist
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 3, 2014 at 8:20 am

Loon is a loon, and there are a lot of loons in Sacramento who created this "water shortage" by running gazillons of gallons into the ocean when we had plenty of water to fill all of our reservoirs to capacity. They didn't help the fish, and they screwed the people.


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Posted by Your Mother Nature
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 3, 2014 at 8:47 am

Your inquiry is like a guy who steals a car, and then wonders how he'll ever manage to get around after it's been returned to its rightful owner. But that being said:

There's no water in HH that doesn't flow here anyway -- all by itself. The soulless enginerds make much of the fact that the water comes all the way here in their pipes via gravity -- whatta concept -- it does, anyway, without their help. That water could therefore be sourced ANYwhere Else along its route to the bay.

All that HH does is sacrifice a valley of natural splendor that is nearly the equal of neighboring Yosemite. It has intrinsic, wilderness value that is almost priceless. HH is typical of the timed-out thinking in the era when it was built -- that man is at the center of the universe, and his job is to conquer and rule me, not live in harmony with me. You may be aware that the Army Corps also had a plan to similarly dam(n) Yosemite Valley -- you may get a stirring south of your belt just thinking of the water IT could hold!

As to the puddle silliness -- there's not much sediment in that HH water -- it's 'pristime,' remember? So there will be surprisingly little mud to contend with when the dam comes down -- which it will someday -- I ALways win. And do you know what happens to mud? It dries out, that's what.

Also, the valley's reclamation will be a fascinating exercise, and an object lesson in Man's Inhumanity to Me. I'd even leave the ring around the tub until it fades, which it will -- as a reminder of O'Shaughnessy's Folly. To the extent that it is publicly funded, many of my ample tax dollars go to much worse uses. A couple weeks of the Iraq War should do the trick.


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Posted by Worried
a resident of Stoneridge Orchards
on Jul 3, 2014 at 8:51 am

I'm still seeing people watering their very green lawns and the water going in the street. Check out the condo neighborhood at Stoneridge and Springdale. It looks like a pristine golf course! And the water runs down the gutter. Our car gets sprinkled when we drive by.
That's our drinking water. Our lawns are dead but the city keeps wasting water!


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 3, 2014 at 8:57 am

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Mother, man is the center of the universe. Take yourself out of the equation and what becomes of your giant hole in the ground?
Your priceless wilderness is right next door, in Yosemite park. Not enough for you....move to another area with a nearby National Park...Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, etc.
Water is life. Quality water is a rare commodity and required to sustain life for man. Enough of the tree hugging utopian view of life that doesn't exist on this earth. Time for a reality check, princess.
You did make one sane comment....your tax dollars go to much worse uses, like supporting illegals immigrants.


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Posted by Loon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 3, 2014 at 9:04 am

Comment above brought to you by your friends at the Unsustainability Project -- the people who also sponsor Global Warming. Arguing that Yosemite is enough is like dealing with extinctions by putting stuffed specimens in a museum. Who will visit when we have also taken ourselves out of the equation?


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Posted by Deport Cholo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 3, 2014 at 10:12 am

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Posted by Loon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 3, 2014 at 10:35 am

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Posted by TAMom
a resident of Valley View Elementary School
on Jul 3, 2014 at 10:54 am

This is a message for "Worried":
Call the City's drought hotline to report overwatering: 931.5504


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Posted by America
a resident of Castlewood
on Jul 3, 2014 at 12:46 pm

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Posted by Loon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 3, 2014 at 1:47 pm

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 3, 2014 at 2:57 pm

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Posted by highdiver
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 3, 2014 at 6:58 pm

65% capacity. No where do I read what the capacity is at that is time of year in previous years. Is 65% normal , abnormal or what? In how many years was 65% just normal? I do love the drama tho.


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 3, 2014 at 8:04 pm

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Loon, please get to the bottom of the Hetch Hetchy reservoir and inspect and verify the utopia you claim is there. Go ahead, we will wait for you to surface, although the water will be less than pristine after you've been in it.


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Posted by Your Mother Nature
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 4, 2014 at 10:07 am

Interesting point, Ruth. At the risk of being messed-with by the heavy-handed PW mods, did you ever notice the typical arc of threads like this one?

1 -- first poster makes an aggressive, divisive, derisive statement regarding something about which they know very little, and the people who favor it -- making claims that serve his misconceptions;
2 -- somebody else replies reasonably, with actual facts that address those misconceptions;
3 -- this puts first poster deeper in attack mode, making more outlandish claims and spewing much more personal invective
4 -- when those claims are similarly debunked, first poster abandons the actual argument completely (it was never his primary purpose, anyway) and resorts to making stale old jokes that were past their tell-by dates during the Truman Administration. Har.
5 -- yet to come, when first poster is called-on his behavior, he attacks that poster, too -- all the while foregoing the opportunity for an actual conversation about something where reasonable minds may differ -- and managing to learn Nothing that might interfere with his fear-fueled prejudices.

Now, PW Mod -- you may think that this post is not germane to the thread, but it's actually ALL about this thread, and many others. Further -- remember those old Chiffon commercials? Web Link


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Posted by Hotslide
a resident of Oak Tree Acres
on Jul 5, 2014 at 11:59 am

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Your mother nature and all true liberals have one common belief: That we humans are the cause of all disruptions to what is deemed by them to be "the normal course of nature", and the only way to rectify the situation is our elimination. Darkness is around every corner. It was fascinating to see a recent poll find that somewhere~ 30% of liberals do not like this country. I would proffer that 100% don't their life. Liberalism truly is a sickness.