Bear River Canal break

Our View: Conserve, prepare for the worst

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...