Chamber Policy Advisor Tours CA Water and Agriculture 


This month, Chamber Policy Advisor Lauren Cazares attended a three-day Inspection Tour of the State Water Project and Central Valley Agriculture with the San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Attendees visited the Oroville Dam, Hyatt Powerplant, the Bay Delta, Big Break Visitor Center, and Edmonston Pumping Plant. Additionally, they toured the RPAC Almonds facility and learned about the process of getting from a seed to a store. The focus was on the largest state-built water and power system in the nation, which runs hundreds of miles from Northern California to Southern California, and the complex political issues influencing how the system operates and the numerous challenges facing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta.