Visit Oroville and Shasta Dams, Rice Farms, Wetlands and More During a Virtual Journey through Northern California
Spend an afternoon touring the region virtually and participating in a live Q&A with experts
Sign up for next week’s Nov. 12 virtual Northern California Tour, which will take you through a region key to water supply for much of the state.
During the three-hour online event, you’ll get up close to Oroville Dam and learn how its two spillways were repaired following a catastrophic 2017 storm. You’ll also visit rice farms and wetlands in the Sacramento Valley, and hear from farmers and environmentalists about efforts to restore runs of endangered chinook salmon and help birds along the Pacific Flyway. You’ll also visit Shasta Dam and the area being eyed for the proposed Sites Reservoir. Get your ticket for the “bus” here.
All tours will run from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., taking you close up to key water facilities, farms and environmental restoration projects and giving you a chance to talk with experts during a live Q&A following each video tour.
Check out the other virtual journeys below:
If you missed last month’s sold-out Bay-Delta Tour, you can join us next Tuesday (Nov. 10) for an encore presentation that will include the video tour and a live Q&A with key experts on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the state’s vital water hub and the West Coast’s largest freshwater tidal estuary. You’ll learn about Delta ecosystem restoration, impacts to ocean fisheries from changes in the Delta, agriculture and municipal water use and the Delta’s role in supplying water to Southern California. You’ll hear from farmers, fish biologists, water managers, people working on restoration efforts, and more! Get tickets here!
On our Nov. 19 Central Valley Tour, we’ll take you to the San Joaquin Valley to hear how farmers in one of the nation’s most productive agricultural regions manage surface water for various crops and orchards, and how they are responding to mandates under the state’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. You’ll also hear from the valley’s disadvantaged communities, and learn how subsidence from groundwater pumping is affecting surface water facilities. You’ll visit key infrastructure, including San Luis Reservoir, Friant Dam and the Friant-Kern Canal. You also learn about managed wetlands, see a unique feature to one of the region’s rim dams, and hear about efforts to put water back in the ground. Get tickets here!
Join us as we explore the San Joaquin River to learn about one of the nation’s largest and most expensive river restoration projects. The project is aimed at restoring flows to a 60-mile, mostly dry stretch of river to revive chinook salmon runs while reducing or avoiding adverse water supply impacts to farmers. See hard-to-reach sections of the river and hear from biologists and farmers about the progress and challenges involved in bringing salmon back to the San Joaquin River. Registration coming soon!
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for the tours. Contact Nick Gray at email@example.com for more information.