Mike Nichol

Placer Water honors retiring field services director

(Courtesy photo) Mike Nichol, left, retiring director of field services for the Placer County Water Agency, is honored at Thursday’s meeting of the PCWA Board of Directors. P ...

Cooling trend ushers in fall

With Saturday’s rainstorm and temperatures cooling down, fall has officially moved in. The National Weather Service’s Sacramento Office said Monday that it is expectin ...

Auburn drainage creek draws concern over water flow

The levels of water flowing through a drainage creek along Dairy Road into Auburn Ravine are raising concerns. Mark Burkett, whose family owns property along Dairy Road in Auburn, ...

Another View: Thank you from PCWA to all its customers

The failure of the Pacific Gas & Electric Bear River Canal this spring to sustain water supplies to PCWA was a very serious situation for the people of Placer County. Thankfully w ...

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 ...

Nevada District declares water shortage emergency

The Nevada Irrigation District board of directors declared a water shortage emergency Wednesday for the agency’s Placer County irrigation customers. It is the second emergency d ...

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 ...

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 ...

Water outages cause for concern in greater Auburn area

With the Placer County Water Agency continuing 24-hour outages for many of its greater Auburn area irrigation customers after an April 19 Bear River Canal break, residents and busi ...

Agency urges conservation

The Placer County Water Agency is urging customers to conserve water after a Bear River Canal break that is expected to affect about 4,800 residents. “The message to all PCWA cu ...