Groundwater Tour 2016

This 2-day, 1-night tour travels from the Sacramento region to rural Capay Valley to view sites that explore groundwater, a key resource in California.

Eventbrite - California Groundwater Tour 2016 Examine groundwater monitoring stations where you will learn how this precious resource is measured, tracked and evaluated. Visit local farms and wineries that are mitigating groundwater needs through innovative irrigation techniques. Learn about groundwater contamination and ways to prevent it at a local dairy.

During the tour, you’ll gain a deeper understanding about pressing groundwater issues that will influence business, development and the environment in California for decades to come.

On tap also will be discussions about California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, and its governance and implementation. The tour will begin and end at Sacramento International Airport.

Tentative stops include:

  • Groundwater monitoring sites
  • Glenn County Dairies
  • Wells, recharge facilities and extensometers
  • Colusa County ranch & vineyard
  • Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District

Topics include:

  • groundwater quality
  • overdraft and subsidence
  • agricultural use
  • well drilling
  • groundwater contamination in disadvantaged communities
  • regional management efforts
  • Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
  • groundwater mapping
  • tribal water rights

Pricing details

Regular Price – $555 (one-person single occupancy room)

Early Bird Price – $525 if you register online by Sept. 6. Click on the Eventbrite button above.

Fee includes all tour meals, transportation, materials, snacks and hotel accommodations once the tour begins. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the tour’s beginning and end point.

Tour Start and End Point:

This tour starts and ends at the Sacramento International Airport.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Please contact us for participants under age 18.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
If driving to the airport, park in the daily garage or daily parking lot. Do not park in the economy parking lot as the shuttle is not reliable.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
You can transfer this ticket until Friday, September 30th at 5pm.

Can I update my registration information?
To update registration information, email

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

What is the refund policy?
The deadline to receive a full refund is two weeks prior to the first day of the tour. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Deadline to cancel and receive a full refund is Tuesday, September 20th at 5 p.m due to hotel, meal and transportation bookings.

Substitutions are allowed up to three business days before the tour.

Continuing Educational Credits:

Continuing education credits may be available for an additional fee for attorneys and water plant, wastewater plant operators, and other vocations/professions.

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