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CZO scientist Sheila Murphy quoted in NY Times on wildfire impact on water quality.

With an enormous wildfire in the Sierra Nevada posing a potential threat to San Francisco’s water supply, city officials were busy planning Monday how to divert water from other sources in case their main reservoir — the Hetch Hetchy, which sits 170 miles east of the city and serves about 2.6 million people — were to grow clouded with falling ash.

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