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Warm weather’s arrival brings Sierra meltdown concerns

Records show the snow has piled up in the Sierra further into the spring than any other time over the past 65 years. Now it’s time for the meltdown. Just how fast the snowpack ...

As water agency prepares for financial windfall, grand jury expresses planning concerns

A grand jury report is recommending the Placer County Water Agency plan more for the future, including how to spend the tens of millions of dollars in profits it may be earning ann ...

PCWA inks $3.3 million in consultant contracts for Middle Fork relicensing

With the $30 million Middle Fork American River Project FERC relicensing effort nearing the homestretch, the Placer County Water Agency has re-hired a half-dozen consultants to hel ...

Jarvis picked to lead water agency board

Lowell Jarvis, who has represented the Auburn area on the Placer County Water Agency board, will take his turn as chairman in 2011. In line for the post after serving as vice-chai ...

Placer’s Middle Fork federal relicensing plans power forward

The Placer County Water Agency is moving into the homestretch in its lengthy process to gain a new federal license for its Middle Fork American River hydroelectric project. The Au ...

Water agency moves ahead with new Foresthill HQ for Middle Fork power division

Placer County Water Agency’s new Foresthill base for its Middle Fork power system is moving closer to reality. Directors awarded a $1.36 million construction contract for the se ...

Auburn River Festival judged wet and wildly successful, could get bigger

The inaugural Auburn River Festival made a big enough splash to have organizers already talking excitedly about next year. Guy Cables, an Auburn kayak rental business owner and me ...

New watershed fire-prevention fee for water customers in Placer County's future?

Could Placer County Water Agency users soon be paying an extra charge on their bills for clearing brush and protecting the upstream watershed against fire and erosion? It’s a qu ...

Watershed ideas to flow at Placer County Water Agency forum in Auburn

Placer County Water Agency is inviting the public into its world Thursday. The agency will be providing an in-depth look at the watershed, its health, its management and its futur ...

Watershed ideas to flow at Placer County Water Agency's Auburn forum

Watershed health will be the focus of Placer County Water Agency forum April 29 in North Auburn. The forum – part of the agency’s continuing public outreach to support an info ...

New Placer County Water Agency link to bring treated water to residents near Black Oak Golf Course

The Placer County Water Agency is completing a new treated water link in North Auburn. The directors of the water agency have awarded a $515,000 construction contract for the Bell ...

Alex Ferreira, Placer politics’ elder statesman, heads Placer County Water Agency board at 83

At 83, Alex Ferreira can take the long view on Placer County politics past. But he’s also a key, active player in its present and future. Born in Ophir and a lifelong resident ...

Pioneer Placer County Oest family, Placer Land Trust, preserve 350 acres near Auburn

Placer County’s pioneering Oest family is teaming with Placer Land Trust to preserve 350 acres of ranchland near Lake Clementine. Daryl Oest’s great-grandfather arrived in Pla ...

Placer County Water whittles down number of potential hydropower brokers

Directors of the Placer County Water Agency have authorized staff to select three or more power-marketing firms for further discussions on how the agency can best market its hydroe ...

Placer water rationing possible? Gov, legislators hold the cards

Placer County Water Agency is wading into high stakes water wars with both guns blazing. But so far, they’ve been kept on the periphery of discussions – and the county’s mai ...