From Cadillac Desert to the Oroville Dam, Challenges & Solutions to CA’s Water Infrastructure


The Sierra Fund

April 28, 2017 – The failure of the Oroville Dam spillway early this year brought to the forefront the issue of aging and inadequate water infrastructure throughout California. Join The Sierra Fund on Monday May 8 at our fourth biennial Reclaiming the Sierra conference, where we will be tackling tough issues associated with ensuring that our state has a clean and resilient supply of water for ecosystems and communities into the future.

The conversation will launch with Lawrie Mott taking a look at the “new” Cadillac Desert, and the soon-to-be published update to her late husband Mark Resiner’s landmark 1993 book about the disappearance of water in the West. Discussion will continue during an afternoon policy panel featuring experts from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Department of Water Resources, the United States Forest Service, and UC Berkeley.

The full conference program is ready to view. Click here to download and peruse. For more information and to register, visit the conference website at