California WATER SYSTEMS
Inspection Trip Program
Each year, Orange County elected officials, business leaders, community leaders and others, are invited to participate on inspection trips to key water facilities throughout the state of California. These trips are sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and the Municipal Water District of Orange County.
The goal is to educate our stakeholders, and to encourage critical dialogue about the future of our state's water supply. By providing a valuable first-hand look at the issues of water management, water quality, water supply, environmental restoration, agricultural challenges and water conservation, guests will return from an inspection trip with a solid foundation of water knowledge, and will be able to engage others in an important discussion about their own local resources.
Download and print the program brochure here.
Download and print the program briefing paper here.
View a program presentation here.
INSPECTION TRIPS Overview
State Water Project/Sacramento San Joaquin Delta - A 2-day, 1-night tour.
Stops could include Oroville Dam, the Feather River Fish Hatchery, the Delta Cross Channel, Twitchell Island, Sherman Island, Skinner Fish Salvage Facility and Banks Pumping Plant.
Issues discussed include Delta planning initiatives, water project operations, ecosystem restoration, levees, flood management and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP).
Colorado River Aqueduct - A 3-day, 2-night tour.
Stops could include Diemer Treatment Plant, Diamond Valley Lake, Lake Skinner, Copper Basin, Intake Pumping Plant, Parker Dam, and the General Patton Museum.
Issues discussed include California water history, drought management, water management, procurement, transport and reliability.
Additional 1 day tours:
A.D. Edmonston Pumping Plant
Diamond Valley Lake
Due to the popularity of this program, space is extremely limited. The schedule changes from year to year, and potential guests need first be placed on an interest list. If you would like to be added to one or more of our interest lists, please contact:
*The Water Education Foundation also sponsors water tours for a fee. Visit their website to view a complete tour schedule.