drought

Another View: Balanced approach to Roseville’s water supply, economic vitality

Roseville has and will continue to work towards protecting customers’ water supply reliability. This commitment has been amplified by the ongoing drought, but it’s cert ...

Roseville responds to Gov. Jerry Brown by activating new, strict drought rules

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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 ...