Walt Shubin, a raisin farmer from Kerman, walks along a "bone dry" area of the San Joaquin River in 2006.
Walt Shubin, a raisin farmer from Kerman, walks along a "bone dry" area of the San Joaquin River in 2006. Karen T. Borchers/San Jose Mercury News/MCT
Walt Shubin, a raisin farmer from Kerman, walks along a "bone dry" area of the San Joaquin River in 2006. Karen T. Borchers/San Jose Mercury News/MCT

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