California Department of Water Resources

Field trip a step forward in salmon habitat efforts

“Forward momentum” is the only way to aptly describe a Friday morning’s salmon-centered group field trip along portions of the Auburn Ravine. The waterway has lo ...

Snow levels: better than last year, still not enough

At least two ski resorts near Sonora, California have already succumbed to staggeringly low snow totals this year and more are sure to follow unless things pick up. But the minisc ...

Low snowpack levels mean tough summer for farmers

Recent storms may have helped the Sierra foothills regain that bright green hue, but members of the Placer County agricultural community say they’re still bracing for a rough ...

Another View: Placer County right in the middle of state water plans

Placer County is in a unique situation as the region where the majority of the state’s water originates, giving us senior water rights. Retention of these rights is tricky bu ...

Turns out there’s no fix for Eagle Lake — for now

Two years ago, the Bureau of Land Management held hearings about the possibility of closing a source of water drain from Eagle Lake, a large section of pipe called the Bly Tunnel.E ...

Our View: Despite tragedy, Sierra snowpack is great provider

With each passing winter storm, we’re reminded that Sierra snow can be a matter of life and death for those who rely on it. The tragic news last week of the death of 25-year-old ...

Forecast to rain out sunny days

The sunny skies Auburn residents enjoyed Monday are supposed to be clouded over by Tuesday afternoon. For the remainder of the week and into the weekend, the foothills area is ex ...