Wise Canal

Reader Input: Pray that 2014 brings much rain

I was looking at the Wise Canal, which runs through Auburn, and noticed the water level is not as high as it’s been in previous years. This PG&E canal supplies water to ...

Amgen tour, Giants among 2010’s top local stories

Following are my choices for the top 10 local stories of 2010. They are in reverse order, saving the most prominent for last. Reader interest, and reader feedback, played a large ...

Our View: Canal deaths point out need to help homeless

Another victim recently drowned in Auburn’s Wise Canal, the sixth since January 2009. Not coincidentally, it was another homeless man. Richard Hill, 50, a transient who had ju ...

Alleged canal jumper not found

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office did not find a body after receiving a call Tuesday evening regarding a man jumping into Auburn’s Wise Canal. The call came in at 5:05 p.m., ...

Glad PG&E extends helping cables

It shouldn’t be surprising that PG&E is making their canals safer for recreational use of the pathways. These pathways were regularly used by the public prior to Jan. 1, 1972, ...

Our View: New technology, public could help solve mysteries

Residents are rightfully concerned about five bodies that were found over the last 16 months in the Auburn stretch of Wise Canal. Common sense says this is strange, and deserves s ...

Canal hazards may outweigh benefit

In the past week I have followed two stories in the Journal: another tragic suicide off the Foresthill Bridge (March 24) and another body discovered in the Wise Canal (March 31). ...