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Farmers in The Delta: Deep connections to rich agricultural history

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Nicholas Cotano walks through a former agricultural labor camp on Twitchell Island.
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Nicholas Cotano walks through a former agricultural labor camp on Twitchell Island.

Farmers coping with the drought may decide not to plant crops like tomatoes or onions this year. But for farmers with tree crops, not watering could cripple their businesses for years to come.

The California Delta is a triangle area filled with a puzzle of waterways and islands. It's where the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers come together, and a focus of decades of fights over water.

The California Report's Lisa Morehouse introduces us to people who live and work at the center of California's water distribution system.

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