water

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 ...

Value water as dearly as gold

The water problem in California is not “regulatory drought,” (“McClintock pushes for hearing...”, Journal, Nov. 2), but a lack of water to satisfy all users, fish included. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Del Oro doubled up by Granite Bay

Juniors Sarah Mekebri and Megan Craig combined for five goals on Thursday, but couldn’t stop Del Oro High’s girls water polo team from being overwhelmed by Granite Bay 14-7 at ...

New water system needed

Except for the 2005-2006 wet season, we now have more than eight continuous drought years. Along with global warming, evaporation is accelerating serious losses to our water su ...

Lincoln Way Pipe Line

A major pipeline project located on upper Lincoln Way adjacent to Interstate 80, will continue construction until June 30 by the Placer County Water Agency. The 36-inch pipe ...

Ophir batch plant proposal on hot seat

In a warm-up to what promises to be a heated hearing before the planning commission, Ophir residents peppered Placer County staff at a meeting Thursday with some pointed questions ...

Auburn conference to discuss water resources

Everybody, whether secular or spiritual, needs water. A group of local church leaders feels the state’s water is an important enough subject to make it the focal point of the A ...

Armes grateful for motion

LOOMIS — Eager to escape triple-digit heat during halftime of a JV water polo game, Del Oro varsity goalkeeper Jason Armes dove into the pool to warm up for his first home match. ...

Andrews leads Bruins past Hillgals

Ashlee Andrews shot an 8-over 43 to earn medallist honors and lead the Bear River High golf team to victory over Placer at Lake of the Pines Thursday. The Bruins outshot the Lady ...

Ask the Master Gardeners: Use mulch to conserve water and reduce weeds

Question: I am trying various methods and ways to conserve water including installing drip lines. Do you have any suggestions that will help keep my plants happy (alive) and use le ...

Fallen oak tree causes water outage in Ophir area

Some residents of the Ophir community off of Wise Road had no water for 24 hours last Wednesday after an oak tree fell on an irrigation canal. About eight homes on Old Cypress Lan ...

Price of water should reflect market value

Our water bill has more then tripled since 2005. There was an article in Barrons magazine on Aug. 4, “To Save Water, Sell It,” by Thomas G. Donlan. Even if farmers paid the f ...

Water + air = fun

Like many skiers and wakeboarders, Brent Estes got tired of battling the crowds and resulting rough water on the area’s lakes each summer. So he decided to rise above it. Estes ...