PLACER COUNTY WATER AGENCY

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Media Life: Placer’s Highway 40 stretch gets new monument in Ophir

Take a detour off the smooth textures of  Interstate 80 and onto Ophir Road near Auburn and you’ll soon get an inkling for how automobile travel felt and sounded like in ...

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 ...

Storm rains 8 inches on Auburn but drought still on

The Auburn area experienced the first major rainstorm of the season over the weekend, with just over 8 inches falling from Thursday to Monday. Sunday represented the peak of a sto ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, Nevada Irrigation District name new board leaders

  The Placer County Water Agency and Nevada Irrigation District boards have new leadership in place for 2014. John Drew, a resident of Chicago Park in Nevada County, was una ...

Placer Water has concerns over Granite Chief Wilderness expansion drive

A Coloma-based group’s campaign to expand the Granite Chief Wilderness Area by more than 10,000 acres west of Lake Tahoe is raising Placer County Water Agency concerns. In a ...