How ‘land barons’ steered flooding in the San Joaquin Valley
In March of this year, as Tulare Lake began to reemerge, the Kings County Board of Supervisors did something unprecedented: They voted to cut a levee on land owned by giant agribusiness J.G. Boswell Company.
What happened after that was detailed in a recent investigation by the L.A. Times. KVPR’s Kerry Klein interviewed Times reporter Jessica Garrison about that meeting, and what it demonstrates about flood management in the Tulare Basin.
Listen to the interview in the player on this page.