Tour Dan Scott

Northern California Tour 2016
Field Trip

Clear Creek Eventbrite - Northern California Tour Explore the Sacramento River and its tributaries through a scenic landscape as we learn about the issues associated with a key source for the state’s water supply. All together, the river and its tributaries supply 35 percent of California’s water and feed into two major projects: The State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project.

This 3-day, 2-night tour travels across the Sacramento Valley and follows the river north from Sacramento through Chico to Redding and Lake Shasta, where participants take a houseboat ride.

Experts talk about the history of the Sacramento River as the tour wends through riparian woodland, crop fields and nut orchards. The 3-day, 2-night tour tracks important water issues for farming and environmental uses, visits potential storage sites, discusses innovative programs for flood management, groundwater management and salmon restoration.

What attendees say about the tour:

What did you like best?

“Diversity of speakers, seeing Sites Reservoir site firsthand, good food. Organization was great!”

“Seeing Chinook salmon at the Feather River, fish ladder and Sites Reservoir.”

“The broad range of water issues and market sectors covered by the tour. Also appreciate the extensive experience & local knowledge of the resource speakers & site-specific speakers.”

Planned Stops Include:

  • Flood control projects
  • Rice fields and other agricultural operations
  • Environmental restoration sites
  • Feather River Fish Hatchery and Oroville Dam
  • Red Bluff Fish Passage Improvement Project
  • Shasta Dam
  • Clear Creek Restoration Project
  • The site of the proposed Sites Reservoir

Topics Include:

  • The significance of the Sacramento River to California’s water supply
  • Drought impacts
  • Flood management and levee safety
  • State Water Project and Central Valley Project operations
  • Shasta and Oroville dams
  • Restoration of endangered Chinook salmon
  • Groundwater, conjunctive use and area-of-origin water rights
  • Environmental restoration projects
  • Agriculture/wildlife conservancies and wildlife refuges
  • Impacts of mining on water quality
  • Farming in the Sacramento Valley
  • Proposed water storage locations
  • Wetlands

Pricing Details:

Regular Price – $790 (one-person single occupancy room)

Early Bird Price – $765 if you register online by Sept. 19. 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.

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.

Tour Sponsors


Bureau of Reclamation – Mid-Pacific Region
Major Sponsor

One of five Reclamation regions, the Mid-Pacific Region covers the northern two-thirds of California, most of western Nevada and part of southern Oregon. The Region places great importance on fulfilling its obligations for water delivery, water conservation, water recycling and reuse, power generation, and protecting natural and cultural resources.


California Department of Water Resources
Major Sponsor

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the state’s people, and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.


Trailblazer Sponsor

As a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management, CH2M has the human and technical resources, the international footprint, and the depth of know-how and experience to help clients achieve success in any corner of the world.



Traveler Sponsor

While we are most well-known for delivering architecture and engineering services—for adding beauty and structure to communities through high performance buildings and smart infrastructure—we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include the firepower of archeologists, economists, builders, analysts, artists and scientists.


Traveler Sponsor

A trusted source of technical expertise to hundreds of clients nationwide who value high quality service and work products, and who seek a strong partner to achieve their desired project outcomes. Founded in 1970, we have completed more than 35,000 projects in all 50 states and 25 countries.


Adventurer Sponsor

We specialize in all aspects of project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, and regulatory compliance. For more than four decades we’ve guided integrated decision-making, developing innovative and workable solutions that inform development and restoration projects based on sound science, policy, and planning.

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