drought

Auburn school’s timer system fails weekend drought conservation test

Placer High School’s efforts to conserve water didn’t pass the test over the weekend. And a faulty timer is being blamed for the high-profile waste of water. Sprinkle ...

No real start or end to fire season

RANCHO CORDOVA – With a sea of parched wildlands as their backdrop, area fire officials took the opportunity to address “fire season” as it exists in the fourth c ...

California drought drying up more than waterways

As California suffers through yet another year of drought conditions, plant-centric businesses are fighting to keep their profits from drying up with the reservoirs. We’ve a ...

Conversation on conservation: No easy drought answers

Deep into a prolonged drought, foothills water suppliers are sharing a message of conservation. For a second year, the Nevada Irrigation District is set to hold a community drough ...

State drops Placer water saving goal to 32 percent

Placer County Water Agency is now facing a lower conservation standard than the one the state Water Board originally ladled out. The board announced a revised proposal late Tuesda ...

Drought won’t dry up Placer County’s West Nile disease

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District is marking the official start of the season by designating  this week as West Nile virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awaren ...

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 ...

Reader Input: Not sold on drought cause

In science, “fact” can only mean “confirmed to such a degree that further disagreement is a waste of time.” Fact: From weed-whackers and chainsaws to gene ...

Reader Input: No denying drought is real

On page 5 of the March 20 Gold Country Homes is an excellent article by Kristi Meyer regarding our water shortage (“Reports show we have one year supply of water left”) ...

Reader Input: Gov setting up for massive lawsuit

Over 50 years ago, I watched as a water well was drilled at my parents’ home. No one from California state was there or ever contributed one red cent to that resource. I&rsqu ...