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Bear River Canal break
Our View: Conserve, prepare for the worst
Friday Jun 10 2011
Fire and water have at different times put fear into foothill residents. The fear of a devastating summer wildfire is a constant thought on many residents’ minds. The loss of wa ...
Another View: Thank you from PCWA to all its customers
Wednesday Jun 08 2011
The failure of the Pacific Gas & Electric Bear River Canal this spring to sustain water supplies to PCWA was a very serious situation for the people of Placer County. Thankfully w ...
Agency calls end to water shortage emergency
Monday Jun 06 2011
The Placer County Water Agency has called an end to a water shortage emergency caused by an April 19 Bear River Canal break. The agency’s board Monday also approved reduced bil ...
PG&E: Bear River Canal back to normal by early next week
Thursday Jun 02 2011
PG&E said Thursday afternoon full flows in the Bear River Canal are expected to be up by early next week after an April 19 canal break near Colfax High School. The company also ce ...
PG&E hopes for permanent canal fix by weekend
Wednesday Jun 01 2011
Construction on the Bear River Canal could be finished this week after a huge chunk broke and water rushed down a muddy mountain side April 19, cutting water to about 4,800 irrigat ...
Canal’s temporary bypass complete
Friday May 27 2011
A temporary bypass is now flowing water from the PG&E Bear River Canal to Placer County Water Agency and Nevada Irrigation District customers. According to Denny Boyles, spokesman ...
Water agency not planning to increase rates
Thursday May 26 2011
The Placer County Water Agency is not currently looking at rate increases to help cover the costs resulting from the April 19 Bear River Canal break, and instead is hoping to reimb ...
Water agency still unsure about canal break’s impact on rates
Wednesday May 25 2011
The Placer County Water Agency still isn’t talking about how an April 19 Bear River Canal break could affect customer rates, and customers are saying if rates went up there is no ...
PG&E continuing canal construction, pumping from Bear River
Friday May 20 2011
Construction on the broken section of the Bear River Canal is continuing to move forward and representatives from Placer County Water Agency and PG&E said they are happy with the p ...
Canal construction moving forward
Friday May 13 2011
Construction on the Bear River Canal is building momentum and PG&E said it is continuing to work to bring some water to Placer County irrigation customers. The company has finish ...
Nevada District declares water shortage emergency
Wednesday May 11 2011
The Nevada Irrigation District board of directors declared a water shortage emergency Wednesday for the agency’s Placer County irrigation customers. It is the second emergency d ...
PG&E says permanent canal fix could come by mid-June
Tuesday May 10 2011
Tuesday night local water customers spoke out about their concerns and questions surrounding the impacts an April 19 Bear River Canal break is having on their lives, while PG&E sai ...
No ad hoc committee concerning charter city in sight
Monday May 09 2011
Residents will have a chance to discuss whether or not they want Auburn to be a charter city, but just how the city will go about doing that was a topic of debate Monday night. In ...
Water customers have another chance for answers on shortage
Monday May 09 2011
The Placer County Water Agency is planning a public meeting today where it’s expected to formalize a state of emergency claim and stress water conservation after an April 19 Bear ...
Cost of canal fix unknown
Friday May 06 2011
PG&E is not yet focusing on the cost of a break in the 21-mile long Bear River Canal, but construction is set to begin Monday. Denny Boyles, spokesman for PG&E, said the company h ...
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