drought

No water, no nectar

In addition to its rivers, lakes and inland reservoirs, more than two years of drought have also parched California’s honey supply. The state recorded a record low 10.4 inch ...

Another View: Focus on drought, not bullet trains

A bullet train for California? Who in his right mind — since we’re already in the fifth year of a serious drought — would conceive of such a plan?   Accord ...

Reader Input: State should step up to desalination

Facing the worsening drought here in California, this born-and-bred Californian remembers back in junior high school, asking my teacher why we do not have salt removal plants simil ...

Reader Input: Sac residents urged to save

I am making a simple plea to the good people of Sacramento: Could you all cut back on your lavish consumption of water? In this period of unprecedented drought, the city elite ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Growing vegetable gardens in a drought

Question: Drought or not? I am confused about whether I should grow my vegetable garden this year. Any advice? Answer: Our recent rainy weather has improved the immediate outlook ...

Study links California drought to global warming

WASHINGTON —  While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting ...

Reader Input: Forage plot superior to water-hog lawn

The Auburn Journal reported an important story on April 9 concerning ways Placer County Supervisors seek ways to conserve water use (“Placer County water concerns on uptick i ...

Placer Water: 10 percent water cut good but 20 percent better

Placer County Water Agency is appealing to the public to shoot for a voluntary 10 percent water-use reduction in the wake of projected lower water availability from Pacific Gas &am ...

Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year

While we are in a full-blown drought, there has been enough rain, including some good late rains, to leave a pretty fair amount of standing water just about everywhere. As yet, the ...

Placer County water concerns on uptick in drought

With heightened drought concerns, Placer County is taking a closer look at everything from how it washes its vehicle fleet to whether it should push for more reuse of “gray w ...