drought

With hills drying up, Placer Water could declare drought emergency Feb. 6

Expecting water deliveries from its primary supplier to be less than half of normal, Placer County Water Agency is moving on plans to dramatically curtail water use by irrigation a ...

Drought concerns seep into Auburn-area well-drilling business

While a surge in demand for new or deeper wells has yet to occur in the Placer County foothills, drillers are reporting increased concern from area residents as an abnormal winter ...

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 ...

Placer Water has 2014 supply concerns

  The Placer County Water Agency is saying that a good rainfall year is needed in 2014 to restock mountain reservoirs. And the Water Agency is already looking at the possibi ...

New Folsom Lake pipeline construction gets green light

The Bureau of Reclamation, the San Juan Water District and the city of Roseville are proceeding with construction of the North Fork Bypass Pipeline Project at Folsom Dam and Reserv ...

Rainbow Bridge a favorite for illegal jumping

High water levels at area hot spots may mean more recreation, but some are engaging in risky behavior. While bridge jumping is not a new activity to those who monitor State Parks ...

Water will keep flowing from reservoir

To improve the reliability of the electrical transmission system, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), in cooperation with the Sacrament ...

GB hit by water crimp

Here’s hoping for a miracle March. That’s perhaps the only chance for Granite Bay residents to avoid even more severe water restrictions thanks to seriously low water levels. T ...

City mulls tougher penalties for water wasters

The Folsom City Council heard a proposal outlining new tougher penalties for water wasters during their Tuesday night meeting. Utilities Director Ken Payne and Assistant Director W ...

Parched lake thirsts for rain

Years could pass before drought-parched Folsom Lake is replenished. Experts say the lack of rainfall in the foothills and snowfall in the Sierra means the lake’s level could rem ...

Storms help bolster Folsom reservoir

Recent storms have helped bolster Folsom Lake, replenishing what it lost during the first half of December and adding 8,500 acre feet of water. In the first two weeks of the Decem ...

Lake drops two feet in first nine days of December

In just the first nine days of December, water in Folsom Lake has dropped another two feet. Sitting at less than 25 percent capacity, the water level is 46 feet above Folsom's inta ...

Granite Bay boat launch closed at Folsom Lake

It just got a whole lot harder to go boating at Folsom Lake. Lake officials announced today the closure of the low water boat launch ramp at Granite Bay. A news release issued by ...