Lower Colorado River Tour 2018
Field Trip - April 11-13
Explore the lower Colorado River where virtually every drop of the river is allocated, yet demand is growing from myriad sources — increasing population, declining habitat, drought and climate change.
The 1,450-mile river is a lifeline to 40 million people in the Southwest across seven states and Mexico. How the Lower Basin states – Arizona, California and Nevada – use and manage this water to meet agricultural, urban, environmental and industrial needs is the focus of this tour.
This 3-day, 2-night tour travels along the Lower Colorado River from Hoover Dam to the Salton Sea and the Coachella Valley. Along the way, experts discuss challenges related to what is the most contested, beloved for recreation and meticulously managed river in the United States.
What attendees say about this tour:
“This tour was so well put together. You guys did a spectacular job. The topics were relevant, the speakers good, the other participants fun and knowledgeable. You could offer consulting services on how to do tours!”
“Being able to visit places most can’t, with a good explanation – Copper Basin in particular.”
“Great range of speakers. Great to meet fellow tour participants. Interesting locations to visit. Intensive (in a good way).”
- Hoover Dam, featuring a private tour
- Central Arizona Project facilities
- Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
- Copper Basin, Gene Pumping Plant and other Metropolitan Water District of Southern California facilities
- Farms in the Imperial and Coachella valleys
- The Salton Sea
- Warren H. Brock Storage Reservoir and the All-American Canal
- Drought conditions and shortage criteria in the Colorado River Basin
- Lower Basin state perspectives – Arizona, California and Nevada
- The Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA)
- Warren H. Brock Storage Reservoir and lining the All-American Canal
- Binational water management
- Agricultural water use, drainage issues and salinity
- The Colorado River Basin Study
- Endangered species and the Multi-Species Conservation Program (MSCP)
- Salton Sea restoration project issues
- Climate change
Regular Price – $890 (one-person single occupancy room)
Early Bird Price – $865 if you register online by March 10. 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 travels from Las Vegas to Ontario International Airport.
There is a travel option to begin and end the tour in Ontario if you purchase the ticket called California Option. A bus will leave Ontario International Airport the afternoon of April 10 and arrive in Las Vegas that evening. The additional cost of transit and your hotel on April 10 are included in this ticket.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Deadline to cancel and receive a full refund is two weeks prior to the first day of the tour 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.
4315 Swenson Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119