Traverse California and the Southwest to See Their Most Iconic Water Places
First major water tour of 2018 starts next week
Join us for one of our highly praised water tours as we visit such iconic places as Hoover Dam and the Salton Sea, the Northern California headwaters near sparkling Lake Tahoe and deep into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Francisco Bay. Each tour stop uncovers a wealth of knowledge about water issues and challenges, and plenty of questions for our expert speakers.
Discounted early bird registration is still available for all tours except the Central Valley Tour. Here’s a rundown of the upcoming tours:
- Central Valley Tour, March 14-16, will visit farms, a national wildlife refuge that’s a stop along the Pacific Flyway, the nation’s largest agricultural water district, a major water bank and some key dams that capture Sierra Nevada spring runoff for release later in the year.
- Lower Colorado River Tour, April 11-13, will take visitors from Hoover Dam to the Salton Sea and will highlight the increasing demands on the Colorado as drought and climate change threaten the supply. Visitors will learn about ongoing negotiations with Mexico over water in the river, the history of the Colorado River, the importance of the river to farms and cities, and efforts to save the Salton Sea, an important stop on the Pacific Flyway.
- Bay Delta Tour, May 16-18, will take visitors through the dynamic and complex Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a vital hub in California’s complex water delivery system as well as a rich farming region and important wetlands area. The tour will include a ferry ride in San Francisco Bay, as well as a chance to view a one-of-a-kind hydraulic model of the Bay-Delta region. Rich in history, steeped in controversy, this region always has good stories to tell.
- Headwaters Tour, June 28-29, will highlight the importance of the headwaters region of the Sierra Nevada. This is where it all starts — 60% of California’s developed water supply begins just a couple hours’ drive from the state capital.
Contact Tour Director Dan Scott at 916-444-6240 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.