The Sonoma County Water Agency is pleased to host public tours of the Russian River water supply system, flood protection facilities, and our sanitation districts. If there are available upcoming tours dates, there will be a link to a form to sign up for a tour. You will be notified with additional details and directions once you have registered.
New! Russian River Walking Tour
Spend an afternoon hiking along the Russian River with Sonoma County Water Agency educators and naturalists! On the hike you will learn about the watershed that provides drinking water to over 600,000 residents in Sonoma and Marin counties, and look for wildlife in and around the river.
The tour will begin at the Westside Water Education Center where participants will be invited to explore a variety of exhibits including an augmented reality sandbox . At 3:30 p.m. participants will depart on a casual hike to the Russian River fish ladder and viewing gallery. At the gallery viewers will look below the water’s surface and may spot Chinook salmon or steelhead trout returning to the Russian River from the Pacific Ocean.
Registration is required. Russian River walking tours are open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
All tours are full at this time. Further tour dates to be announced.
Russian River Water Supply System Tour
The Sonoma County Water Agency invites the public to attend a free half day tour of the Russian River water supply system. Tour participants will visit facilities that divert, pump and treat the water delivered by the Water Agency to more than 600,000 residents in portions of Sonoma and Marin counties. These facilities will include the inflatable dam, the newly constructed fish ladder, infiltration ponds and water collector 6 – one of the largest water collector of its type in the world.
Registration is required. Children must be at least 8 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Your registration will be confirmed via email.
- CANCELLED: Russian River Water Supply Tour (SPANISH) - Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wastewater Treatment and Recycled Water Production Facilities Tour
Participants will get an in-depth look at how their wastewater is cleaned and how this water is used once it is clean during this free tour. Tours are one hour in duration. Children must be 12 years of age or older to participate.
Tour dates to be announced.
Flood Protection Facility Tour
The Sonoma County Water Agency invites our community to participate in a free half day tour of our regional flood protection facilities located throughout Sonoma County. Attendees will learn about the operations and many benefits of flood protection facilities, such as Spring Lake and Matanzas Creek reservoirs. Get your behind-the-scenes look at how flood protection efforts have shaped Sonoma County by signing up for a tour today. Seats are reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Tour dates to be announced.
For more information
For more information on the above tours, please contact Sophie Hallam-Eames at (707) 524-6430 or Sophie.HallamEames@scwa.ca.gov .