drought

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 ...

LaMalfa: High-speed rail money could help shore up state’s drought-related problems

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 ...

Auburn, Placer dig in for next big rain storm

Auburn continues in drought mode as forecasters look to the horizon for another significant rainstorm.   And while a round of rain could come as early as Saturday n ...

Placer Water declares drought during a rainstorm that won’t help enough

  The raindrops were falling outside, but the warnings inside the Placer County Water Agency board room in Auburn were that what was expected to be the biggest storm so far t ...

New website available on eco-friendly landscape design

A new website is now available to Placer and Sacramento county residents looking to reduce their outdoor water use in the midst of a historic drought, while creating a beautiful la ...

City of Roseville can help residents reduce water use

If you haven’t already reduced your water usage, there’s no time to wait, especially considering the city of Roseville is close to declaring a drought stage and impleme ...

Placer Water official: SoCal “stole our water”

With drought concerns hanging over the region, a Placer County Water Agency official said Tuesday that Southern California “stole” much of the area’s dwindling re ...

Placer County livestock grazing concerns mount as drought parches grasslands

Placer County foothills grazing lands are the wrong color for this time of year – a wan yellow with patches of red dirt instead of emerging green. And that spells trouble fo ...