drought

Top 5 Signs The Drought Is Over That May Surprise You

Sneeze on. But keep that springtime smile. Tis the season for allergic wheezin’ – after four drought years that kept pollen counts lower than normal. It’s one o ...

Drought over? Depends on who you ask

A new state water survey Wednesday found a barely average snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. But the measurement comes at a time when Greater Auburn water providers are declaring a pr ...

Drought landscape losses mount up

Lost a tree or a bush during the recent drought while cutting back on water? A new survey by the Placer County Water Agency indicates that nearly two in three customers did. Rele ...

NID: Snowpack at 94 percent of average

            In snow surveys taken Feb. 24, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) measured 94 percent of average water content ...

Let’s hope for more El Nino storms this year

I moved to Loomis in 1999. For years, I have walked along the trail that circles the lake, generally starting at Horseshoe Bar. We had virtual flooding in this area in 1998 (also i ...

Massive tree die-off triggers Placer County emergency

Placer County is following Gov. Jerry Brown’s lead and declaring a local state of emergency to battle a bark beetle plague killings millions of trees around California. Driv ...

Placer Water board to cut spending

The Placer County Water Agency has a new budget for 2016 that anticipates a drop in expected expenditures. The water agency’s budget for the coming year of $101.3 million re ...

Placer Water: Shorten that shower, ease drought

Drought-conscious over-achievers in the summer, Placer County Water Agency customers are finding it harder to save water. Water conservation for Placer Water customers peaked in J ...

Placer Water exceeds state water-saving target

Placer County Water Agency customers are turning into overachievers when it comes to water saving. Latest figures released by the Water Agency show treated-water use down from the ...

Saving Water: From the basics to a cell phone app

Looking for ways to cut back on irrigation in the drought? Consider recycling water, making more efficient use of sprinklers or even removing most or all of the lawn. Xeriscaping ...

An update from your Placer County supervisor

I look forward to communicating with the people of the greater Loomis community in this new monthly column. In this month’s column, I’d like to talk a little bit abo ...

State drops Placer water saving goal to 32 percent

Placer County Water Agency is now facing a lower conservation standard than the one the state Water Board originally ladled out. The board announced a revised proposal late Tuesda ...

Drought won’t dry up Placer County’s West Nile disease

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District is marking the official start of the season by designating  this week as West Nile virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awaren ...

Firefighters stop Loomis grass blaze

Firefighters responded the afternoon of April 16 to a call from a Loomis resident whose attempt to burn a pile of debris spread out of control. The incident happened on property a ...

Continued conservation as Placer Water fine tunes drought plans

With the state expanding emergency water-saving regulations during the fourth year of a prolonged drought in California, Placer County Water Agency is amending its own plan. While ...