Dave Breninger

Placer Water expresses fire-protection concerns

As the King Fire continued to roll into Placer County wildland from El Dorado County, water officials intent on preserving both hydroelectric infrastructure and the watershed voice ...

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 ...

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 serious concerns about Delta water plans

Leaders of the Placer County Water Agency say the current Bay Delta Conservation Plan focuses benefits on the Delta and Southern California at the expense of the Northern Californi ...

Media Life: Mystery of Placer High bomb shelter solved

  One of last summer’s mysteries has been solved ... thanks to the Auburn Journal’s own “All Those Years Ago.” The bi-weekly compendium of news 50 ye ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bear River canal break to affect 4,800 customers, water agency managers say

A Tuesday morning break in the PG&E Bear River Canal could impact 4,800 Placer County Water Agency and Nevada Irrigation District customers in the greater Auburn area. Dave Breni ...