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October 16-18

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.


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Tour Map courtesy of ESA


Steve EmmonsRefuge Manager for Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge:
Northern California Water Tour Packet

Vickie Newlin, Assistant Director, Butte County:

 Northern Sacramento Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Planning

Debbie Spangler, Engineering Gelologist, DWR:

Groundwater Conditions in the Northern Sacramento Valley
Diana Jacobs, Sacramento River Preservation Trust:
Sacramento River Riparian Habitat
Salmon lifecycle
Todd Hillaire, Chief, Flood Management Section, DWR
Kopta Slough Handout
Northern California DWR Maps

Bureau of Reclamation - Mid Pacific Region
California Department of Water Resources


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