Placer County Water Agency

Our View: 2010: Let’s get back to basics on money, water, jobs

If 2009 was the year of the great recession, is 2010 the year of the great recovery? While few economists see the new year bringing robust growth, there are enough positive signs ...

Water future safe in state’s hands? I trust my Mom

Now that it appears the Legislature has a handle on the state’s future water needs, it’s time for all of us to suck it up. We’re talkin’ water conservation, folks. And not ...

McClintock pushes for hearing on valley water situation

U.S. Rep Tom McClintock is wading into the California water wars on the federal front. Using his position as ranking Republican member on the House Water and Power Subcommittee, t ...

DA declines to prosecute official’s case

The District Attorney’s Office has declined to prosecute a domestic violence case against an Auburn public official. On Monday, Karin Bjork, supervising district attorney, said ...

Multiple projects abuzz in Auburn

There has been some confusion about the role of city commissions and committees over the past few weeks. I want to set the record straight. The city has a number of advisory bodie ...

Auburn water worker keeps water flowing for 49 Fire while own home burns

With his family out of harm’s way after fleeing the approaching 49 Fire, Don Miller went to work to help save the town. Power was out at the Nevada Irrigation District water tr ...

H2O rates kept reasonable

We would like to commend Placer County Water Agency for their prudent management and teamwork that enabled them to maximize efficiencies while containing costs. These actions mean ...

Water agency seeks corporate partner to sell energy

The Placer County Water Agency is looking for a corporate partner to help bring its electricity to market. With a contract with Pacific Gas & Electric up in 2013, the water agency ...

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 ...

State budget loans: Water districts feeling the bite

Editor's note: Solving the $24 billion state budget deficit meant cuts to local programs. In this series, the Journal looks at how they may affect you. The Nevada Irrigation Dist ...

Board member scheduled for July court appearance

A Placer County Water Agency director charged with domestic violence is set to appear in court at the end of the month. Lowell Martin Jarvis, who represents Auburn-area residents ...

Placer elected official arrested on domestic violence charge

A Placer County elected official was arrested on a domestic violence charge Wednesday night. Lowell Martin Jarvis, a Placer County Water Agency board member, was booked into Plac ...

China Bar opens for free day-use

China Bar White Water Recreation Area on the American River in the canyon below Auburn will be opened up for free day-use today, giving the public a chance to experience the rush o ...

Teams search for missing man at Hell Hole Reservoir

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man who was reported missing after capsizing his boat at Hell Hole Reservoir Friday morning. Peter Flores, 50, of San J ...

Giant fee boost hits Placer County Water Agency

Placer County Water Agency is facing a whopping 207 percent increase on a fee it pays the federal government to use federal land for its Middle Fork American River Project. Water ...