Friday, June 19, 2015

Crystal Springs

The Crystal Springs Reservoir is part of San Francisco's water supply system. Signs near the reservoir explain that the water, originating in Yosemite NP as part of the Hetch Hetchy watershed, travels 167 miles across three fault lines to arrive at its destination.
The reservoir can be seen at a distance from a well maintained recreational trail that runs beside it to the east. 
I spent the afternoon walking the Sawyer Camp segment of the trail. Warblers, newly fledged wrens, lizards, fish, dragonflies, and damselflies could be seen and heard along the trail (besides joggers and bikers).

Well-placed information stations help to educate anyone who wants to learn more about the water's: origins, transportation, and treatment. 
It's nice to walk next to where your water comes from.