San Joaquin Valley’s Water Issues and Challenges Explored on Central Valley Tour April 22-24
Early-bird tickets end March 11 for this tour that visits dams, water projects, farms, wildlife areas and more on educational trek through valley
Weave through the nation’s breadbasket and gain a better understanding of water issues and challenges in the San Joaquin Valley on the Foundation’s Central Valley Tour April 22-24.
This tour visits farms and major infrastructure, such as Friant Dam near Fresno and San Luis Reservoir, the nation’s largest off-stream reservoir near Los Banos and a key water facility serving both the State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project.
Others stops include the Tulare Lake Basin, Kern Water Bank, the Kings River, Terminus Dam and the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, a major wintering ground and migratory stopover point for large concentrations of waterfowl and shorebirds. A topic of discussion throughout the tour is California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and efforts to bring groundwater basins back into balance while addressing subsidence that is damaging canals and aqueducts.
The tour begins at Sacramento International Airport Wednesday morning, April 22. We return to Sacramento Friday evening, April 24, after a fast-paced trek down the west side of the valley, through the Tulare Lake Basin and back up the east side.
Get your ticket here by March 11 to take advantage of early-bird pricing!