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Water from the Wilderness: Hetch Hetchy to San Francisco Bay

The extraordinary history of San Francisco’s water system as well as the engineering and delivery of an urban water system in the era of climate change. Situated on a mostly arid coastal peninsula, the population boom that came with the California Gold Rush underscored San Francisco’s need to develop a source of fresh water for the growing city. The 1906 earthquake finally spurred city fathers to create a public water utility. When the city chose a site in the pristine Hetch Hetchy valley, inside Yosemite National Park, an epic battle was led by John Muir. Today, with the impact of climate change keenly felt, the politics of water remain front page news. “Water from the Wilderness” explores the ways an urban water utility, and those who depend on it, are learning to adapt and plan for an uncertain future.

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Pulitzer Prizes Awarded

On April 15th, while we were on break, the Pulitzer Prizes were awarded. To view the announcement, visit the Pulitzer website. Below is the list of winners for each category in the Letters, Drama & Music section.

Fiction

Drama

History

Biography

Poetry

  • Be With, by Forrest Gander (Winner)
  • feeld, by Jos Charles (Finalist)
  • Like, by A.E. Stallings (Finalist)

General NonFiction

Music

  • p r i s m, by Ellen Reid (Winner)
  • Still, by James Romig (Finalist)
  • Sustain, by Andrew Norman (Finalist)