Yosemite's lost valley will be subject of vote

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FILE - In this July 24, 2006 file photo, Environmental Defense analyst Spreck Rosekrans, left, and fellow analyst Ann H. Hayden look over O'Shaughnessy Dam and Hetch Hetchy reservoir near Yosemite National Park, Calif. This fall, San Franciscans will vote on a local measure with national implications: it could return to the American people a flooded gorge described as the twin of breathtaking Yosemite Valley. Voters will decide whether to drain a 117-billion-gallon Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park, exposing for the first time in 80 years a glacially carved, granite-ringed valley of towering waterfalls 17 miles north of its more famous sibling. (AP Photo/Al Golub, File)