Tour stops include Friant Dam, Interim San Joaquin River Salmon Conservation and Research Facility, Chowchilla Bifurcation and Canal, Mendota Pool, Sack Dam, Sand Slough Control Structure, and the Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Participants learn about water project operations, salmon spawning and rearing, flood management, agricultural diversions, and gravel mining impacts. The tour begins and ends in Fresno.
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.
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credits by the State Bar of California. The tour also offers continuing education hours for drinking water distribution system operators and drinking water treatment plant operators as approved by the State Water Resources Control Board. Number of hours, if pre-approved, will be determined by the State Water Resources Control Board.
Make sure to add the additional fee below in the ticket form for MCLE or State Water Resources Control Board credits.