Hetch Hetchy - Before and After the Dam

Lost Under the Lake

The "Lost Under the Lake" series shows images of Hetch Hetchy taken nearly one hundred years ago with a rollover overlay showing in blue the current level of the lake. These images clearly show the beautiful valley lost under the dam.

Hetch Hetchy Valley, by Herbert W. Gleason, 1911
Hetch Hetchy 1911
Hetch Hetchy, by Herbert W. Gleason, 1911
Hetch Hetchy 1911
Tabor Photo of Hetch Hetchy from Surprise Point, 1908
Hetch Hetchy 1908
Kolana Rock, by Herbert W. Gleason, 1910
Kolana Rock 1910

Yesterday and Today

The following are the same images as above, but instead paired with a contemporary image from the same location. I have kept both types of images here because they serve slightly different purposes and give a different impression of the changes to the valley.

Hetch Hetchy Valley 1911 & 2000
Hetch Hetchy Valley 1911 & 2000
Hetch Hetchy Valley 1911 & 2000
Hetch Hetchy Valley 1911 & 2000
Hetch Hetchy Valley 1908 & 2000

Hetch Hetchy Valley 1908 & 2000