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 two to three hours. Moderate to heavy walking is required. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. No shorts, sandals or flip-flops allowed. All participants must be at least 18 years of age and bring a picture ID. Refreshments will be provided. No pets please.
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Attendees will learn about IID’s dust mitigation projects, topography and wildlife at the Salton Sea. This tour will include visits to Red Hill Bay, mud pots and the managed marsh.
Renewable Energy, Power & Solar
Learn how IID is increasing its renewable portfolio with geothermal and solar while maintaining its baseload with existing power plants. This tour will include stops at EnergySource’s Hudson Ranch, IID’s Niland power and solar plants and the IID/Citizens Energy solar plant.
Water System Overview / System Conservation
Come learn how IID manages the delivery of water to local farms, industry and municipalities as well as how its on-farm and system conservation measures currently assist IID in conserving water.