Down in the Valley - April 10, 2009

In his April 10, 2009 monthly radio show, California water expert Lloyd Carter discusses how growers in the Western San Joaquin Valley gambled big and lost by planting over 120,000 acres of permanent crops (trees and vines) on land formerly used for annual vegetable crops. Now that drought haunts California and water supplies to the Western valley has been cut to near zero, growers are scrambling to keep their orchards alive. Carter also discusses a grower-organized protest march of farmworkers sponsored by the California Latino Water Coalition.