The Sacramento River and its tributaries are a key source for the state’s water supply. All together, they supply 35 percent of California’s water and feed into two major projects: The State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project.
This 3-day, 2-night tour travels across a scenic landscape as it follows the Sacramento River north from Sacramento through Chico to Redding and Lake Shasta, where participants take a houseboat ride.
Experts talk about the history of the Sacramento River as the tour wends through riparian woodland, crop fields and nut orchards. The 3-day, 2-night tour tracks important water issues for farming and environmental uses, visits potential storage sites, discusses innovative programs for flood management, groundwater management and salmon restoration.