Bay-Delta Tour Is A Don’t-Miss Opportunity to Explore California’s Vital Water Hub May 16 – 18
Hear diverse views and go behind the scenes on our popular tour of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Francisco Bay
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is the West Coast’s largest estuary and a vital hub in California’s complex water delivery system. It’s also a rich farming area, an important wetlands – and an ecologically troubled region.
On our Bay-Delta Tour, May
16-18, participants will hear from a diverse group of
experts, including water managers, environmentalists, farmers,
engineers and scientists who will offer different perspectives on
the proposed tunnels project, efforts to revitalize the Delta,
and risks that threaten its delicate ecological balance. The
controversial tunnels project, which would carry water beneath
the Delta, got a boost last week when Metropolitan Water District
of Southern California
voted to cover nearly $11 billion of the construction
In addition, tour participants will delve into issues related to Delta farming, flood management, endangered fish populations, restoration projects, water rights and how water is managed and delivered to more than 25 million Californians.
There’s plenty to see and experience:
- A ferry ride across San Francisco Bay
- A private tour inside the Central Valley Project pumps near Tracy
- A private visit to the Aquarium of the Bay
- A behind-the-scenes look at a commercial fishing facility at historic Fisherman’s Wharf
- A guided tour of a Delta island closed to the public
- The Bay Model, a one-of-a-kind working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento – San Joaquin River Delta system
- Los Vaqueros Reservoir, the Bay Area’s largest reservoir, which serves a half-million people with a capacity of 160,000 acre-feet of water. We will discuss the proposal to enlarge it to 275,000 acre-feet.
- Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley, where visitors can catch a glimpse of the old Delta, before farms and levees transformed the landscape and altered the habitat.
The annual Bay-Delta Tour is our most popular tour. Last year it sold out with nearly 100 participants! Don’t miss your opportunity to reserve a seat for this year’s tour.
Register here for this educational – and fun – tour. For an additional fee, you can receive continuing education credits.