drought

Reader input: Folsom Boy Scout pleads for water conservation

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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 ...