Bear River Canal break

Agency calls end to water shortage emergency

The Placer County Water Agency has called an end to a water shortage emergency caused by an April 19 Bear River Canal break. The agency’s board Monday also approved reduced bil ...

PG&E hopes for permanent canal fix by weekend

Construction on the Bear River Canal could be finished this week after a huge chunk broke and water rushed down a muddy mountain side April 19, cutting water to about 4,800 irrigat ...

Canal construction moving forward

Construction on the Bear River Canal is building momentum and PG&E said it is continuing to work to bring some water to Placer County irrigation customers. The company has finish ...

PG&E says permanent canal fix could come by mid-June

Tuesday night local water customers spoke out about their concerns and questions surrounding the impacts an April 19 Bear River Canal break is having on their lives, while PG&E sai ...

Water customers have another chance for answers on shortage

The Placer County Water Agency is planning a public meeting today where it’s expected to formalize a state of emergency claim and stress water conservation after an April 19 Bear ...

Agency declares water shortage emergency

The Placer County Water Agency has declared a water shortage emergency to try to get repairs made to the Bear River Canal as soon as possible. Local irrigation water customers al ...

Water agency urges PG&E to act on canal fix as soon as possible

The county water agency is expressing frustration at the lack of an immediate fix to a canal break that is estimated to cost Placer’s agricultural community at least $10 million ...

Water outages cause for concern in greater Auburn area

With the Placer County Water Agency continuing 24-hour outages for many of its greater Auburn area irrigation customers after an April 19 Bear River Canal break, residents and busi ...

Agency to hold numerous meetings on water outage

For those who want up-to-date news on the Bear River Canal break and how it is affecting the community, Placer County Water Agency has a number of options this week. At 3 p.m. Tu ...

General Manager: Water shortage after canal break is ‘catastrophic, dire situation’

Placer County residents including those in Lincoln are feeling the effects of a massive water shortage deemed “catastrophic” due to an April 19 PG&E Bear River Canal break. A ...