This tour explored the Sacramento River and its tributaries through a scenic landscape as participants learned about the issues associated with a key source for the state’s water supply.
All together, the river and its tributaries supply 35 percent of California’s water and feed into two major projects: the State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project. Tour participants got an on-site update of repair efforts on the Oroville Dam spillway.
This 3-day, 2-night excursion traveled across the Sacramento Valley and followed the river north from Sacramento through Chico to Redding and Shasta Lake, where participants took a houseboat tour.
Experts talked about the history of the Sacramento River as the tour wound through riparian woodland, crop fields and nut orchards. The tour tracked important water issues for farming and environmental uses, visited potential storage sites, discussed innovative programs for flood management, groundwater management and salmon restoration.
Contact Nick Gray, programs manager, with any questions via email or call 916-444-6240.
What did you like best?
“Diversity of speakers, seeing Sites Reservoir site firsthand, good food. Organization was great!”
“Seeing Chinook salmon at the Feather River … and Sites Reservoir.”
“The broad range of water issues and market sectors covered by the tour. Also appreciate the extensive experience & local knowledge of the resource speakers & site-specific speakers.”
Regular Price – $890 (one person, single-occupancy room)
Early Bird Price – $865 if you register online by Sept. 10. Click on the Eventbrite button above.
Fee includes all tour meals, transportation, materials, snacks and hotel accommodations once the tour begins. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the tour’s beginning and end point.
The tour began on October 10 at 7:30 a.m. and ended on October 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Sacramento International Airport. We spent the nights at hotels in Oroville and Redding.
Continuing education credits may be available for an additional fee for attorneys, water plant/wastewater plant operators and other vocations/professions.