Dave Breninger

Placer Water expresses fire-protection concerns

As the King Fire continued to roll into Placer County wildland from El Dorado County, water officials intent on preserving both hydroelectric infrastructure and the watershed voice ...

Will Placer Water be imposing drought-related water-use restrictions?

Placer County Water Agency is poised to take steps that could result in voluntary water-use reductions on outdoor lawn or garden irrigation. Under a draft plan that was presented ...

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 ...

Placer Water has serious concerns about Delta water plans

Leaders of the Placer County Water Agency say the current Bay Delta Conservation Plan focuses benefits on the Delta and Southern California at the expense of the Northern Californi ...

Media Life: Mystery of Placer High bomb shelter solved

  One of last summer’s mysteries has been solved ... thanks to the Auburn Journal’s own “All Those Years Ago.” The bi-weekly compendium of news 50 ye ...

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 ...

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 ...

Water customers have another chance for answers on shortage

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 ...

PG&E says plan for fixes to Bear River Canal could come this week

PG&E officials said Wednesday they could have a plan soon for temporary and permanent fixes to the Bear River Canal that is currently leaving about 4,800 irrigation water customers ...