Groundwater Tour 2016
Field Trip (past)
This 2-day, 1-night tour traveled from the Sacramento region to rural Capay Valley to view sites that explore groundwater, a key resource in California.
The tour examined groundwater monitoring stations where participants learned how this precious resource is measured, tracked and evaluated. Visited local farms and wineries that mitigate groundwater needs through innovative irrigation techniques. Learned about groundwater contamination and ways to prevent it at a local dairy.
During the tour, participants gained a deeper understanding about pressing groundwater issues that influence business, development and the environment in California for decades to come.
On tap were discussions about California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, and its governance and implementation. The tour began and ended at Sacramento International Airport.
Tentative stops included:
- Groundwater monitoring sites
- Glenn County Dairies
- Wells, recharge facilities and extensometers
- Colusa County ranch & vineyard
- Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
- groundwater quality
- overdraft and subsidence
- agricultural use
- well drilling
- groundwater contamination in disadvantaged communities
- regional management efforts
- Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
- groundwater mapping
- tribal water rights
This tour started and ended at the Sacramento International Airport.