Beal Long has been a Ditchrider with the Yuma County Water User's Association for the past 23 years and is responsible for making sure water is delivered to farmers for irrigating their crops. Long is seen getting back into his truck to go check the water levels in the canal off of Avenue B in Somerton.
CRYSTAL OCHOA/YUMA SUN
Every drop counts.
Without a large network of canals to deliver water, there would be no multibillion-dollar agricultural industry in the Yuma area. And without scores of dedicated “ditch riders,” the canals would be useless.It is the responsibility of ditch riders to patrol and inspect irri. Read Every drop counts...