Save the Date for Our Virtual Lower Colorado River Tour on May 20
Take the Pulse of the ‘Lifeline of the Southwest’ During Online Event
Mark your calendars now for our virtual Lower Colorado River Tour on May 20 to learn about the important role the river’s water plays in the three Lower Basin states of Nevada, Arizona and California, and how it helps to sustain their cities, wildlife areas and farms. Registration is coming soon!
This virtual journey will cover a stretch of the Colorado River from Hoover Dam and its reservoir Lake Mead, the nation’s tallest concrete dam and largest reservoir respectively, down to the U.S./Mexico border and up to the Salton Sea.
Along the way, you’ll hear experts talk about how the river’s water irrigates agriculture in the Palo Verde, Imperial and Coachella valleys, and supplies drinking water for Las Vegas and the cities of central Arizona and Southern California. You’ll also hear about restoration efforts at the Salton Sea, a key stopover for birds on the Pacific Flyway.
As you hear all this, experts will put into context the 20-plus year drought on what is already the most contested and meticulously managed river in the United States.
Known for our engaging and typically in-person tours to key water regions, the Water Education Foundation is continuing to explore a variety of options for the remaining 2021 tours and will keep everyone posted. The health and safety of our partners, event attendees and staff remain paramount.
For more details on the Foundation’s water tours as they are posted, be sure to sign up for Foundation announcements!