San Joaquin Valley farmers find new ways to irrigate but still have water-use critics

Outlet: Peninsula Press

April 1, 2011

When Sharleen Robson and her family began farming in San Joaquin Valley 30 years ago, water conservation barely crossed farmers’ minds. “When we first moved here, these country roads were often flooded because people would go to bed at night and turn their water on and forget to get up and switch the fields,” Robson said. “But you don’t see that at all anymore — not at all…”