Modesto Irrigation District water-transfer proposal stirs passion

Outlet: The Modesto Bee

May 26, 2012

Mike Patterson steered a motorboat across Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, about 300 feet above a valley floor that was hallowed ground to John Muir. Patterson is a watershed keeper supervisor, charged with protecting this Tuolumne River supply for San Francisco and nearby cities. But on this voyage, he was not taking water samples or looking for illegal shoreline campsites.