Explore Key California Rivers on the Last Two Water Tours of the Year
Join us as we meander along the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers
The Sacramento and San Joaquin are the two major rivers in the Central Valley that feed the Delta, the hub of California’s water supply network.
Our last two water tours of 2017 will take in-depth looks at how these rivers are managed and used for agriculture, cities and the environment. You’ll see infrastructure, learn about efforts to restore salmon runs and talk to people with expertise on these rivers.
Check out the details of the two tours below and remember that early bird prices still available for the San Joaquin River Restoration Tour.
Northern California Tour October 11-13
This 3-day, 2-night tour travels the length of the Sacramento Valley and explores the issues of this major California water source.
Among the stops as we travel along the Sacramento and Feather rivers are Oroville and Shasta dams, where we will hear from experts about regional and statewide water supplies. The stop at Shasta will include a houseboat cruise on the reservoir. Our visit to Oroville Dam will include an in-depth look at the flood incident earlier this year.
This tour also will visit the Red Bluff Fish Passage Improvement Project, area farms, the Clear Creek salmon restoration site and the location for a potential new reservoir known as Sites.
The tour begins and ends at Sacramento International Airport. Click here for more information and to register.
You can read more about the Sacramento River in Aquapedia, our online water encyclopedia.
San Joaquin River Restoration Tour November 1-2
The San Joaquin River was the focus of one of the most contentious legal battles in California water history related to providing in-stream flows for fish, leading to the creation of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program.
The program was established as part of a 2006 settlement between the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Friant Water Users Authority.
This 2-day, 1-night tour will feature speakers from key governmental agencies and stakeholder groups, who will explain the restoration program’s goals and progress. Early bird prices are available until Oct. 2.
Planned stops include:
- Friant Dam
- San Joaquin Trout Hatchery
- Chowchilla Bifurcation and Canal
- Merced National Wildlife Refuge
- Hills Ferry Barrier on the Merced River
- Mendota Pool
Contact Tour Director Dan Scott via email with any questions.