drought

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 ...

Drought conservation drops Placer Water treated-water use by 18.8 percent

A major goal of the Placer County Water Agency is to conserve water and keep reservoirs as full as possible in the event that another dry winter again reduces snow-storage levels. ...

Placer Water users on tap for two sprinkling days a week

  The Placer County Water Agency is poised to ramp up its recommendations for saving water in August as the California drought continues. The agency board will be asked at a ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Growing vegetable gardens in a drought

Question: Drought or not? I am confused about whether I should grow my vegetable garden this year. Any advice? Answer: Our recent rainy weather has improved the immediate outlook ...

Placer Water: 10 percent water cut good but 20 percent better

Placer County Water Agency is appealing to the public to shoot for a voluntary 10 percent water-use reduction in the wake of projected lower water availability from Pacific Gas &am ...