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Reader Input: Share water saving tips

I would like to see more articles on the front page about how to conserve water as people are still flooding the gutters by over-watering their lawns. That includes businesses and ...

Placer Water Agency to sell surplus American River water to East Bay MUD

  Placer County Water Agency is moving ahead with the sale of up to 20,000 acre-feet of water from the American River that it doesn’t have the capacity to pump for its ...

Reader Input: Drought calls for ban on certain crops

Since the drought will severely impact life’s basic necessities — food, for example — then non-life-sustaining uses, land-uses and policies must be prohibited. ...

Reader Input: Water precious as diamonds

As my husband and I were on Lake Oroville last week, it was sad as the lake is like all the rest in our area — down to nothing. The sun was shining on the water and it made ...

Reader Input: Citizens: You’re being controlled

If you place a frog in a pot of hot water, he will immediately jump out. However, if you place this frog in a pot of warm water and then slowly increase the temperature, he is &ldq ...

Placer Water prepares to put voluntary water-saving measures in place

The Placer County Water Agency is moving toward a Feb. 6 public hearing that would target a voluntary drop in water use by customers of up to 20 percent to fight drought conditions ...

Media Life: Filmmaker, Auburn start 2014 off right for struggling Haitian town

It was a special night in May for Placer High School alumni Brandon Vedder. Equally, it was a special night in two communities divided by geography but united in a common goal. Ve ...

Reader input: Governor needs to consider us

Placer County Water Agency is extremely concerned about the redirected impacts of the state’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan on our region and so are members of Congress. On Aug ...

Reader Input: This tap water drinker lives

Sorry, Gunner (Peltier) (“Old-time water fountains dirty,” Reader Input, Aug. 1), but Paul W. Comiskey is right (“Boycott bottled water machine,” Reader Inp ...

Reader Input: Old-time water fountains dirty

In reply to Paul W. Comiskey, Newcastle (“Boycott bottled water machine,” Reader Input, July 31): Are you saying we should go back to having virus and bacteria-ridden w ...

Entertainer juggles environmental messages at Skyridge

Skyridge Elementary School got an environmental lesson on Monday from juggling performer Doug Nolan, whose “Rock Steady Juggling” program has appeared in schools, festi ...

California releases part of plan to restore delta

  FRESNO, Calif.  — California water officials released on Thursday the first part of a $23 billion plan to restore and protect the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ...

Snow survey confirms driest January and February on record

ECHO SUMMIT, Calif. (AP) — It's official, and it's not good news for thirsty Californians: January and February have been the driest on record. The monthly snow s ...

Reader Input: Expect taxes to choke a horse

Our tax-and-spend governor decided our state needs another canal to provide water to L.A. This despite the fact that voters turned down the Peripheral Canal. Any Peripheral Canal ...

Western Placer water needs back on table as development perks up

With signs of a potential construction turnaround, the Placer County Water Agency is updating its water supply planning efforts for the possible startup on several major land devel ...