Central Valley Tour Brings You Up Close to Historic Drought Impacts
Farmers on San Joaquin Valley’s eastside to get deliveries from federal water project
For the first time since 2013, irrigation districts in the Friant Water Authority on the east side of the San Joaquin Valley will receive water allocations from the Central Valley Project.
With Millerton Reservoir at almost 70 percent capacity, water supplies are sufficient to provide 15,000 farms with much-needed relief from the historic drought. The cities of Fresno, Orange Cove and Lindsay, and Madera County also will receive some water.
On our water tours, we provide a balanced educational experience to let you hear multiple views of complex issues. During our upcoming Central Valley Tour on April 13-15, we will visit Friant Dam and Millerton Reservoir, and interact with Bureau of Reclamation staff who manage the reservoir, Friant Water Authority management, downstream farmers and environmental advocates working to restore habitat on the San Joaquin River.
Join us as we go deep into the one of the regions hardest hit by the drought. Learn more in three days than you could in a month at your desk. Buy tickets today and contact Tour Director Dan Scott with additional questions.