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Reader input: Folsom Boy Scout pleads for water conservation
Wednesday Jul 23 2014
I am writing this letter as part my Communication merit Badge. The drought in California which has been building for the past few years, really took hold this winter. From Decembe ...
State panel mulls $500-a-day fines for wasting water
Thursday Jul 10 2014
Wasting water outdoors amid the state’s drought could start hitting Californians in the pocketbook under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines ...
Drought hasn’t dried up thirst for pools
Wednesday Jun 25 2014
Despite one of the worst droughts in California history, swimming pools are still making a splash with homeowners and homebuyers in the El Dorado Hills and Folsom areas. Pool cons ...
Placer Water: 10 percent water cut good but 20 percent better
Friday Apr 11 2014
Placer County Water Agency is appealing to the public to shoot for a voluntary 10 percent water-use reduction in the wake of projected lower water availability from Pacific Gas &am ...
Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year
Wednesday Apr 09 2014
While we are in a full-blown drought, there has been enough rain, including some good late rains, to leave a pretty fair amount of standing water just about everywhere. As yet, the ...
Will Placer Water be imposing drought-related water-use restrictions?
Friday Apr 04 2014
Placer County Water Agency is poised to take steps that could result in voluntary water-use reductions on outdoor lawn or garden irrigation. Under a draft plan that was presented ...
Shadow of a drought: More rain buys Placer Water time to strategize
Tuesday Mar 11 2014
A series of storms in February and early March haven’t ended drought conditions in the foothills, but they have given the Placer County Water Agency a welcome extension in de ...
PG&E ups predictions on Placer County water deliveries
Thursday Mar 06 2014
Pacific Gas & Electric is providing another round of good news for Placer County water users. Recent storms have led the San Francisco-based corporation to upwardly revise pro ...
Storm door opens wider. But is it enough to bust drought?
Sunday Mar 02 2014
The storm door is opening again this weekend on Auburn and the Sierra high country, renewing hope that Mother Nature will be moving in to elbow out drought concerns. But questions ...
Placer’s parched Ophir Gardens could get state drought aid
Friday Feb 21 2014
Rita Bainbridge knows the cluster of small cottages near Auburn that she lives in are running out of well water. Bainbridge said she sees the water trucks arrive on a regular basi ...
Placer Water declares drought during a rainstorm that won’t help enough
Sunday Feb 09 2014
The raindrops were falling outside, but the warnings inside the Placer County Water Agency board room in Auburn were that what was expected to be the biggest storm so far t ...
Placer Water official: SoCal “stole our water”
Wednesday Feb 05 2014
With drought concerns hanging over the region, a Placer County Water Agency official said Tuesday that Southern California “stole” much of the area’s dwindling re ...
Placer County livestock grazing concerns mount as drought parches grasslands
Sunday Feb 02 2014
Placer County foothills grazing lands are the wrong color for this time of year – a wan yellow with patches of red dirt instead of emerging green. And that spells trouble fo ...
Hope, fear guide new Nevada Irrigation District drought cutbacks
Friday Jan 24 2014
With a hint of hope but a weather eye on the bare slopes of the Sierra, the Nevada Irrigation District is ramping up water conservation measures even further. Dealing with conditi ...
From Where I Sit: Looking to the sky for some liquid relief
Wednesday Jan 22 2014
One of the biggest stories in local news these days is the unusual dry spell we have been enduring for more than 44 days now. We have all seen the photos of Folsom Lake drying up t ...
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