drought

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 ...

Drought can’t dampen Auburn joy over January sunshine

Please excuse Mark Fuchs for being so happy these days. While a polar plunge was moving in Monday on two-thirds of the United States for another round of the dreaded polar vortex, ...

Hope, fear guide new Nevada Irrigation District drought cutbacks

With a hint of hope but a weather eye on the bare slopes of the Sierra, the Nevada Irrigation District is ramping up water conservation measures even further. Dealing with conditi ...

Roseville turning on aquifer wells in response to drought

The city of Roseville will turn on its four aquifer wells next week in response to ongoing concerns over the current drought and the critically low levels of Folsom Reservoir. In ...

With hills drying up, Placer Water could declare drought emergency Feb. 6

Expecting water deliveries from its primary supplier to be less than half of normal, Placer County Water Agency is moving on plans to dramatically curtail water use by irrigation a ...

Drought concerns seep into Auburn-area well-drilling business

While a surge in demand for new or deeper wells has yet to occur in the Placer County foothills, drillers are reporting increased concern from area residents as an abnormal winter ...

What’s next for Roseville?

In a comprehensive State of the City address Wednesday that involved all five members of the Roseville City Council, residents got a peek into the city’s priorities for 2014, ...

Placer Water prepares to put voluntary water-saving measures in place

The Placer County Water Agency is moving toward a Feb. 6 public hearing that would target a voluntary drop in water use by customers of up to 20 percent to fight drought conditions ...

Roseville not at drought stage — yet

The city of Roseville is asking all residents and businesses to voluntarily reduce their water usage by 20 percent now so stricter, mandatory measures won’t be needed in the ...

Placer Water has 2014 supply concerns

  The Placer County Water Agency is saying that a good rainfall year is needed in 2014 to restock mountain reservoirs. And the Water Agency is already looking at the possibi ...