This 2-day, 1-night tour will explore flood threat and flood management programs related to the South Delta and the lower San Joaquin River. Stops include Bear Creek, Paradise Cut, Jones Tract, Smith Canal and San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge. Issues of project and non-project levees, floodplain restoration, sea level rise and response to flood emergencies will be discussed. The tour begins and ends in Stockton.
The Water Education Foundation’s tours are action-packed field trips that offer participants a firsthand look at the water facilities, rivers and regions critical in the debate about the future of water resources. Issues of water supply, water quality, environmental restoration, flood management, groundwater and water conservation are addressed by a wide-range of speakers representing different viewpoints.
The 2014 tour took place May 14 – 15.