drought

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 ...

Sierra snow measures 16 percent of average

There’s snow in the Sierra but not much. That’s the gist of the latest report from the Nevada Irrigation District after snow surveys this past week showed 16 percent o ...

Bone-dry January reignites Placer County water, fire concerns

  Placer County-area water providers are ramping up for another year of drought after the driest January in 128 years. But there is still hope on the horizon. Chip Close, N ...

Drought concerns cast shadow over 2015

A spike in Sierra Nevada precipitation has Placer County Water Agency leaders starting 2015 on a positive note after a year of drought concerns. But they’re also warning tha ...

Media Life: Perry King’s “The Divide” poised for Cool ranch shoot in 2015

Perry King knows he’s stepping out of the Hollywood mold. But King, an actor who has found fame on TV’s “Riptide” and in notable films like “The Day ...

Placer, Nevada County drought future still unclear as rain, snow season approaches

Placer Water and Nevada Irrigation District officials have the promise of a new rain and snow season but no clear forecast on whether the drought will continue. But they are repor ...

Tiny Ophir hamlet’s weak water-well woes set to end

The prospect of a guaranteed supply of treated water has Ophir Gardens resident David Pinder happy but not giddy enough to start wasting what is becoming an even more valuable comm ...