drought

Reader Input: Are planners drought-savvy?

As a consumer of water, I have been watching my water consumption to do my part in conserving this precious resource. We are constantly being reminded that we are in a drought an ...

Media Life: Perry King’s “The Divide” poised for Cool ranch shoot in 2015

Perry King knows he’s stepping out of the Hollywood mold. But King, an actor who has found fame on TV’s “Riptide” and in notable films like “The Day ...

Placer, Nevada County drought future still unclear as rain, snow season approaches

Placer Water and Nevada Irrigation District officials have the promise of a new rain and snow season but no clear forecast on whether the drought will continue. But they are repor ...

Tiny Ophir hamlet’s weak water-well woes set to end

The prospect of a guaranteed supply of treated water has Ophir Gardens resident David Pinder happy but not giddy enough to start wasting what is becoming an even more valuable comm ...

Drought conservation drops Placer Water treated-water use by 18.8 percent

A major goal of the Placer County Water Agency is to conserve water and keep reservoirs as full as possible in the event that another dry winter again reduces snow-storage levels. ...

Nevada Irrigation District wants sprinklers off in heat of day

Keep your sprinklers off between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. That’s the drought-related message the Nevada Irrigation District is sending to its customers. The district, which serve ...

Another View: Sometimes, the only thing to say is ‘C’mon, man’

This week’s column is my personal riff on ESPN’s regular segment during football season in which a panel of commentators and former jocks rip on incompetent plays execu ...

Placer Water users on tap for two sprinkling days a week

  The Placer County Water Agency is poised to ramp up its recommendations for saving water in August as the California drought continues. The agency board will be asked at a ...

Storm systems may mean more ‘rain’

In the height of a drought, even the light sprinkles Auburn experienced Sunday night are enough to raise hopes for the coming months. According to National Weather Service meteoro ...

State panel mulls $500-a-day fines for wasting water

Wasting water outdoors amid the state’s drought could start hitting Californians in the pocketbook under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines ...