Water Education Foundation Northern California Tour (Field Trip)

Wed, 09/22/2010 - Fri, 09/24/2010
Location: 
Sacramento International Airport, Sacramento

This 3-day, 2-night tour travels the length of the Sacramento Valley, a major source of water for California.

Tour: Stops include Oroville and Shasta dams, Red Bluff Diversion Dam, the Feather River Fish Hatchery and Spring Creek Debris Dam and Iron Mountain Mine Superfund site. Another highlight: a houseboat cruise on Shasta Reservoir.

Participants learn about the Central Valley Project Improvement Act, coordinated CVP-SWP operations, farming, groundwater management and conjunctive use and salmon restoration.

The tour begins and ends at Sacramento International Airport.

The Water Education Foundation's tours are action-packed field trips that offer participants a firsthand look at the water facilities, rivers and regions critical in the debate about the future of water resources. Issues of water supply, water quality, environmental restoration, flood management, groundwater and water conservation are addressed by a wide-range of speakers representing different viewpoints.