IID offers public tours of the Salton Sea and select district facilities. Participants will get a firsthand look at the district’s water and energy facilities as well as see notable sights throughout the Imperial Valley. Topics such as Salton Sea restoration, renewable energy generation and water conservation will be addressed by a variety of speakers representing different viewpoints.

Tours will last approximately four to five hours. Some walking required. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. No shorts, sandals or flip-flops allowed. All participants must be 18 years or older. Refreshments will be provided. No pets please.


Upcoming Tours 

Please note, all tours are full. Stay informed on the latest tour dates, click here to sign up for e-notifications.  

Salton Sea and Renewable Energy

Red Hill BayLearn about IID’s Salton Sea Restoration and Renewable Energy Initiative as you tour the Salton Sea shoreline at Red Hill Bay. Next, you’ll learn about the vast solar and geothermal resources located in the region.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 @ 8 a.m.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 8:30  a.m.


 System / Canal Water Efficiency

Canal Mt Signal PicAs you travel through the Imperial Valley - one of California’s top five producers of spinach, potatoes, cauliflower, sweet corn, broccoli and onions - you’ll learn about innovative ways IID and our growers are saving water.

 Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.


Energy Generation

NilandAs one of only eight balancing authorities within the state of California, IID owns and maintains its own generation and transmission facilities. On this tour, you will visit IID’s Niland Gas Turbine plant and the SunPeak Solar facility.

 Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.



For tours departing El Centro, please park your personal vehicles in the parking lot east of the Condit Auditorium. For tours departing the La Quinta Boardroom, please park in the customer parking lot.