Northern California Tour (Field Trip)
This 3-day, 2-night tour travels the length of the Sacramento Valley, a major source of water for California. Stops include Oroville and Shasta dams, Red Bluff Fish Passage Improvement Project, Feather River Fish Hatchery, Clear Creek restoration site, GCID's fish screen and Delevan Wildlife Refuge. Other highlights included a houseboat cruise on Shasta Reservoir. Participants learn about water supply management, farming, flood management, groundwater management and conjunctive use, and salmon restoration. The tour begins and ends at Sacramento International Airport.
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.
Tour Map courtesy of ESA
Steve Emmons, Refuge Manager for Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge:
Northern California Water Tour Packet
Vickie Newlin, Assistant Director, Butte County:
Debbie Spangler, Engineering Gelologist, DWR:
Bureau of Reclamation - Mid Pacific Region
California Department of Water Resources