PLACER COUNTY WATER AGENCY

Placer Water customers hit state conservation target

Placer County Water Agency customers are meeting the state’s 32 percent water-saving benchmark – barely. The Auburn-based agency released figures this week for June th ...

Media Life: Auburn sculptor creates Capitol’s new Reagan statue

A labor of love for many, a bronze statue of California Gov. Ronald Reagan – and, oh yes, a U.S. president as well – will be unveiled at the Capitol in Sacramento on Mo ...

‘Spider’ gnashes to good use in fire prevention

"It’s like a spider on wheels,” came the news pitch about a machine used to clear dense underbrush. “Spider + wheels = the stuff of nightmares,” was ...

Reader Input: How to better address drought

A couple of suggestions to the Placer County Water Agency for better addressing our current water shortage: 1) Stop all new residential and commercial construction inside the cou ...

Another View: Navigating the Domes can be a challenge for newcomers

I learned that lesson when I was first elected to the Placer County Board of Supervisors in 2004. My office was down one of the long, curved corridors that meander through the Dome ...

Placer, Nevada county districts make water-waste reporting easier

With conservation conscientiousness gearing up in the face of a prolonged drought and new statewide restrictions, reporting water-wastage is turning to high-tech in Placer County. ...

Another View: Placer County Water Agency meets its commitments

Managing California’s complex water storage and delivery system is a never-ending balancing act between supply, demand, and environmental considerations, especially during a ...

Water waste patrols hit the streets in Auburn, Placer

Water waste patrols are now a fact of life in drought-challenged Placer County. The patrols started this week, with Placer County Water Agency employees starting at sunrise and fa ...

Conversation on conservation: No easy drought answers

Deep into a prolonged drought, foothills water suppliers are sharing a message of conservation. For a second year, the Nevada Irrigation District is set to hold a community drough ...

Drought reduces whitewater releases on Middle Fork American River

Whitewater outfitters on the American River’s middle fork in Placer County are facing fewer trips this summer. Upstream releases of surging water that buoy rafting trips on ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, May 6 and 13, 1965

Agency boo-boo halts tunnel job By Phil Hindley An apparent boo-boo of the first magnitude by the Placer County Water Agency threw 60 men out of work last weekend when the Ophi ...

Auburn area bears witness to environmental impact of King Fire

Four inches of rain is all it took to cloud the middle fork of the American River confluence with a silty, brown haze last week. Today the water is back to its normal hue of blue, ...

State drops Placer water saving goal to 32 percent

Placer County Water Agency is now facing a lower conservation standard than the one the state Water Board originally ladled out. The board announced a revised proposal late Tuesda ...

Experts discuss the lasting aftermath of wildfires

GEORGETOWN – In less than a month, the 2014 King Fire swept through nearly 100,000 acres of densely forested land between El Dorado and Placer counties. While the hugely des ...

Court ruling creates new drought concern

Placer County Water Agency is gauging the potential impact of a new court ruling on tiered water rates. It’s a ruling that Gov. Jerry Brown has already declared a “str ...