Placer County Water Agency

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 ...

Snowpack, mountain water levels are looking promising

The snowpack is back for the Nevada Irrigation District. The Grass Valley-based water supplier reported Monday that end-of-the-month mountain snow measurements contain 95 percent o ...

Water worker gets infant to breathe again

Bob MacDonald breathed life back into a baby Monday during an unexpected emergency at the gates of the Nevada Irrigation District’s Ophir maintenance yard. But the Nevada Irriga ...

City staff and council prudently shepherd budget

As I mentioned in my last report to you, the City of Auburn is in relatively good economic health compared to some of the other cities in Placer County. We have prudently put funds ...

Water is in storage, but conservation’s still key

California is moving into the third year of below-normal snowpack. State officials have been calling on Californians to conserve, conserve, and conserve some more. The result has ...

Placer County water levels near normal

While most California farmers, businesses and citizens worry about severe water shortages this year, customers of the Placer County Water Agency can be confident that they have one ...