The development of the San Joaquin Valley into the largest agricultural area in the U.S. and major population center in California is inextricably tied to the story of water in the Valley--where it is, how much there is and how it will be distributed. The Valley's water story is a fascinating and complex topic that is still evolving. This is why it's often best understood from the perspective of those who work the land and design water systems, make water policies and settled disputes, brokered water deals and managed the various water districts as well as those who fought for environmental protections. This series of oral histories explores those perspectives to illustrate a fuller picture of the history of the Valley’s water.