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Storm soaks Auburn, more rain on way for parched Placer
Wednesday Mar 14 2012
AUBURN CA - A late-winter storm drenched Auburn, with almost three inches of rain soaking the foothills by early Wednesday. After several months of near-drought conditions, Auburn ...
Lack of rainfall signals driest season since 1976-77
Friday Feb 17 2012
AUBURN CA - The water-supply picture for Placer County is growing grimmer. While a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. official has briefed the Placer County Water Agency’s board about c ...
New snow moving Sierra beyond shadow of a drought?
Wednesday Jan 25 2012
AUBURN CA - Placer County Water Agency Director Mike Lee says that the lack of rain or snow usually means board members can raise a chuckle or two when they speak before a group an ...
Placer supes poised to vote water agency director out of a seat
Tuesday Aug 23 2011
Mike Lee moved closer Tuesday to being voted out of office and all it will take is three votes. Constituents in the Placer County Water Agency district he has served for the past ...
Agriculture is still a boom to state
Tuesday Mar 15 2011
Ag is good as gold It doesn’t take a California state Assembly resolution declaring March 23 California Agriculture Day to point out the importance of agriculture in the state, b ...
PCWA inks $3.3 million in consultant contracts for Middle Fork relicensing
Wednesday Dec 22 2010
With the $30 million Middle Fork American River Project FERC relicensing effort nearing the homestretch, the Placer County Water Agency has re-hired a half-dozen consultants to hel ...
New watershed fire-prevention fee for water customers in Placer County's future?
Monday May 03 2010
Could Placer County Water Agency users soon be paying an extra charge on their bills for clearing brush and protecting the upstream watershed against fire and erosion? It’s a qu ...
Placer County Water whittles down number of potential hydropower brokers
Monday Nov 23 2009
Directors of the Placer County Water Agency have authorized staff to select three or more power-marketing firms for further discussions on how the agency can best market its hydroe ...
Statewide mandated cuts in water use would have additional costs
Wednesday Aug 12 2009
How will Placer County water users be affected as the state legislature considers implementation of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s call for a statewide 20 percent reduction in water use b ...
Repeal septic system inspection legislation: Ted Gaines
Friday Jan 30 2009
The furor over mandatory septic system inspections and an estimated $325 fee that will have to be paid was evident at a town-hall meeting Thursday in Auburn. But there was also a ...
New rebates offered by Placer County Water Agency
Sunday Nov 23 2008
The Placer County Water Agency has begun three new water efficiency rebate programs. They include rebates for lawn replacement with non-water consuming materials or water efficient ...
Mal Toy to retire from county’s water agency
Friday Nov 07 2008
The Placer County Water Agency’s Mal Toy is putting the final touches on an engineering and planning career that has spanned more than 30 years, including the past 14 years with ...
Water Agency to make $7.8 million in improvements
Monday Oct 06 2008
The Placer County Water Agency will apply for a low-interest state loan to replace the old in-ground reservoirs at the Electric Street water storage site in Auburn. On Oct. 2 the a ...
New Water Agency delivery system to use more energy
Saturday Aug 16 2008
The Placer County Water Agency’s carbon footprint is about to get pumped up. The agency’s new pump station to take water off the American River near Auburn will increase energ ...
Study says canal system 'efficient'
Saturday Aug 09 2008
Irrigation water in the Loomis Basin has always been a coveted resource, but a new study now shows that it’s also important to the local ecosystem. A three-year study, conducted ...
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