ASDSO Conferences and Seminars

FIELD TRIP to San Antonio River Authority Museum Reach and Mission Reach

When: Thursday, September 14, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Description: The San Antonio River Improvements Project (SARIP) is a $384.1 million investment by Bexar County, the City of San Antonio, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and the San Antonio River Foundation in flood control, amenities, ecosystem restoration and recreational improvements to the San Antonio River. SARA serves as project manager for all sections of SARIP and as local sponsor with USACE specifically for the Mission Reach.

The tour of the Museum Reach will begin on a chartered river barge at the Pearl Turning Basin.  The barge will take you down the Museum Reach, through the locks at the lock and dam and culminate with a guided tour of the downtown River Walk as well as several points of interest along the Museum Reach.  This lock and dam accommodates elevation change in the upper and lower sections of the river thus allowing barge traffic to travel through both areas.
  
On Mission Reach, attendees will visit Espada Dam, which is the oldest, original dam in the state of Texas built between 1731 and1745.  A tour of the pump station that diverts water from the San Antonio River to the acequias through screw pumps will also be included.  Additional key points of interest on the Mission Reach tour include two of the Mission portals as well as a number of parks along the reach.  

Additional Info - SARIP Article: The People's Waterway and SARIP Fact Sheet.

Registration: $95 per person includes motorcoach transportation, guided facility tours, barge excursion, box lunch and beverages.

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