Politics

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Placer County, Auburn back to dry days after monster storm

The Sierra and Auburn-area foothills are drying out after a five-day deluge that dumped from 8 to 13 inches of rain in the region – and that absence of sought-after moisture ...

Greenwood man running for California governor in 2014

Greenwood’s Bogdan “Bo” Ambrozewicz is adding “gubernatorial candidate” to a lengthy list of careers he has carved out in a colorful life. Ambrozewic ...

Placer Water declares drought during a rainstorm that won’t help enough

  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”

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 ...

Hope, fear guide new Nevada Irrigation District drought cutbacks

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dwindling water prospects have Placer Water planning for worst

Placer County Water Agency board members learned Thursday that the agency is already poised with a plan to put measures in place to reduce water consumption if dry weather conditio ...

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 ...

Nevada Irrigation announces potential water rate hikes, new 5-year plan

  Property owners and water customers throughout the Nevada Irrigation District will soon receive letters advising them that the district is considering a five-year financial ...

Granite Bay neighbors fail to stop Placer County garage gun business

  With plans to start a firearms and ammunition-loading business out of his Granite Bay garage, Gary Gaugler ran into a hornet’s nest of opposition from neighbors. Gau ...