Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley was dammed and flooded nearly 100 years ago, but the prospect of draining the reservoir continues to inspire romantic imaginings about unlocking a brand-new outdoor-recreation mecca in one of the country’s most popular national parks. If we could return Hetch Hetchy to a more natural state — of the variety that stirred John Muir’s soul a century ago — would we be clearing a path for the emergence of Yosemite Valley 2.0? The fantasy of Hetch Hetchy’s grand return was recently given new dimensions with the release of an economic assessment concluding that the valley represents a sunken treasure trove of tourism revenue. The recreational value of a restored Hetch Hetchy Valley — outfitted with a level of guest infrastructure proportional to that of Yosemite Valley — could amount to as much as $178 million per year, according to ECONorthwest, an economic consulting firm in Oregon that produced the report. The … [Read more...] about Is Hetch Hetchy worth $100 billion?
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