Nate Rangel

Assured flows keep American River whitewater rafting afloat in drought

Assured flows from upstream reservoirs are providing the promise of an active rafting season for American River whitewater outfitters – even in the face of a fourth year of d ...

Labor Day focus is fun in the sun

Labor Day is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. But it’s really about getting away and having ...

Media Life: Family treasure trove of Placer’s Olympic artifacts on display

    AUBURN CA - Trekking up Interstate 80 and then making a right-hand turn into the Tahoe area will have the added benefit starting next week of not just some of the m ...

Sierra snow meltdown approaches its full force

With temperatures in the Sierra rising into the 80s, an unusually late mountain-snowcap meltdown is causing downstream flows to rise rapidly. For Steve Jones, Placer County Water ...

Use ‘light’ on newly restored river stretch

Suppose you open a new stretch of river to boaters and nobody comes? After another year of light use, people are asking whether the American River in the canyon below Auburn has a ...