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Roseville responds to Gov. Jerry Brown by activating new, strict drought rules
Friday May 15 2015
While some Southern California communities continue to get publicly castigated for their lack of water conservation, the city of Roseville is taking a new executive order from Gov. ...
Gardening View: When in drought
Thursday Jun 05 2014
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? “There has been no rain And the ground is parched, What to do, I don’t know.” Alright, that’s ...
Placer Water: 10 percent water cut good but 20 percent better
Friday Apr 11 2014
Placer County Water Agency is appealing to the public to shoot for a voluntary 10 percent water-use reduction in the wake of projected lower water availability from Pacific Gas &am ...
Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year
Wednesday Apr 09 2014
While we are in a full-blown drought, there has been enough rain, including some good late rains, to leave a pretty fair amount of standing water just about everywhere. As yet, the ...
Will Placer Water be imposing drought-related water-use restrictions?
Friday Apr 04 2014
Placer County Water Agency is poised to take steps that could result in voluntary water-use reductions on outdoor lawn or garden irrigation. Under a draft plan that was presented ...
Roseville residents, businesses must reduce water use 20 percent
Monday Mar 24 2014
The city of Roseville has announced a mandatory 20 percent water use reduction among its residential and commercial customers due to persistent drought conditions, effective immedi ...
Drought cultivates water-shortage fears for Auburn-area gardens
Friday Mar 21 2014
Phil Rossitto of Auburn is looking forward to planting summer crops of tomatoes and squash at his plot in the School Park Community Food Garden. But Rossitto said that he’s ...
Shadow of a drought: More rain buys Placer Water time to strategize
Tuesday Mar 11 2014
A series of storms in February and early March haven’t ended drought conditions in the foothills, but they have given the Placer County Water Agency a welcome extension in de ...
City of Roseville updates Water Conservation Code as drought continues
Thursday Mar 06 2014
Residents and businesses that get their water from the city of Roseville still don’t have to worry about mandatory drought measures, but officials are encouraging water custo ...
PG&E ups predictions on Placer County water deliveries
Thursday Mar 06 2014
Pacific Gas & Electric is providing another round of good news for Placer County water users. Recent storms have led the San Francisco-based corporation to upwardly revise pro ...
City of Roseville turns off well water
Tuesday Mar 04 2014
The city of Roseville has turned off its groundwater wells due to increased precipitation in recent weeks, and the wells will remain off indefinitely. “Balancing the water s ...
Storm door opens wider. But is it enough to bust drought?
Sunday Mar 02 2014
The storm door is opening again this weekend on Auburn and the Sierra high country, renewing hope that Mother Nature will be moving in to elbow out drought concerns. But questions ...
Rain on way, near-record temperatures departing Auburn, Placer
Tuesday Feb 25 2014
Rain is back in the forecast, providing more hope that drought conditions that have been parching the Auburn-area foothills and California will ease. According to AccuWeather.com, ...
Placer’s parched Ophir Gardens could get state drought aid
Friday Feb 21 2014
Rita Bainbridge knows the cluster of small cottages near Auburn that she lives in are running out of well water. Bainbridge said she sees the water trucks arrive on a regular basi ...
LaMalfa: High-speed rail money could help shore up state’s drought-related problems
Wednesday Feb 19 2014
U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa wants the federal government to backtrack on a $3 billion commitment for high-speed rail in California. Instead, LaMalfa said Tuesday that the money should ...
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