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Water Crisis- California’s Water (122)

Huell takes a first-hand look at the mounting toll of water shortages on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley as he talks with a number of growers struggling to keep tomato, almond and other crops going. Huell also visits the San Luis Reservoir, the largest off-stream reservoir in the U.S., which was at  Continue Reading »

Cotton- California’s Gold (8004)

California is the fifth largest cotton-producing state, while the San Joaquin Valley is the heart of California cotton country. Huell spends a day in Buttonwillow, which calls itself the “Cotton Capitol of California” and has a great time out in the fields. For historical purposes, he picks cotton the old-fashioned way, and then steps into  Continue Reading »

Things That Crawl in the Night- California’s Gold (309)

Join Huell and encounter the endangered kangaroo rat at Carrizo Plain Natural Area, considered the best example of the fragile ecosystem in the San Joaquin Valley; then experience first hand one of nature’s unique phenomenon: the grunion run, this one at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. Carrizo Plain Natural Area Contact Info: 661-391-6000 http://www.ca.blm.gov/bakersfield/carrizoplain.html Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Grunion  Continue Reading »