conservation

Reader Input: PCWA should make saving pay

Hooray for Placer County Water Agency customers who are practicing water conservation. But their actions alone fall short of addressing drought concerns. According to data collecte ...

Placer Water approves raised water-saving levels – with more on way

Placer County Water Agency’s conservation benchmark is now up to 25 percent, with another increase to 30 percent coming soon. The water saving measures follow more than a ye ...

Volunteer groups clear the way for salmon

Auburn area restoration crews were clearing streams to make way for fish populations Wednesday morning as part of ongoing habitat restoration projects. Conservation crews focused ...

Sierra’s final snow survey shows more bare ground than snow

Hiking conditions in the Sierra Nevada high country instead of snow on the ground for skiing greeted state Department of Water Resources snow measurement teams on Thursday. And wh ...

Reader Input: What are we doing with our water?

Careful, lest you paint a picture that only fits your H2O profile by casting stones at others, but U.S.A. consumers use more water than any other country. Why not? We are rich in ...

Reader Input: Share water saving tips

I would like to see more articles on the front page about how to conserve water as people are still flooding the gutters by over-watering their lawns. That includes businesses and ...

Reader Input: Tired of being hosed by PCWA

Every couple of months we are greeted with a bill from PCWA. Our conservation efforts are drowned out with a $70 charge for a few units of water; $30 charge for the privilege of bu ...

Prime North Fork riverfront land near Auburn saved from development

AUBURN CA - A 40-acre swathe of undeveloped canyon land on the North Fork of the American River near Auburn is now under the protective wing of the Placer Land Trust. The non-prof ...

PG&E says permanent canal fix could come by mid-June

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 ...

Agency declares water shortage emergency

The Placer County Water Agency has declared a water shortage emergency to try to get repairs made to the Bear River Canal as soon as possible. Local irrigation water customers al ...