Placer County Local News: Water


All Local Water News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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04/12/2024
Image for display with article titled Community to Gather to Clean Up American River April 20

The clean-up event is 8AM - noon Saturday, April 20. Participants are asked to register at the Confluence Information Kiosk, three miles below Auburn near the Highway 49 river crossing, for clean-up supplies, snacks and a free Auburn SRA trails map.

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03/12/2024
Image for display with article titled PCWA Makes Progress Toward Consolidation of Shady Glen's Water System

The Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors voted Thursday to move ahead with a $4.5 million funding agreement to help consolidate the Shady Glen Community Water System into PCWA’s Colfax water system.

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03/11/2024
Image for display with article titled PWCA Makes Progress Toward Consolidation of Shady Glen's Water System

Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors voted to move ahead with a $4.5 million funding agreement to consolidate the Shady Glen Community Water System into PCWA’s Colfax water system

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

03/06/2024
California, Arizona and Nevada would cut their allocations about 20% when reservoir levels drop. But other states have their own more aggressive plan. Now the federal government has to decide how to manage the drought-plagued river.

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02/20/2024
A temporary lake in Death Valley National Park doubled after recent rains and is now deep enough to launch a kayak. Prior to August, ghostly Lake Manly hadn’t appeared in 19 years.

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02/07/2024
Gary Ellrod, retired NOAA Meteorologist and current senior meteorologist at Weather Extreme, explains the basics of frost, and how it forms.

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02/05/2024
The storm fed off of unusually warm waters as it grew. It also reached “bomb cyclone” status as it neared California.

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01/30/2024
Chinook and other salmon runs are collapsing. Conservation groups call it too little, too late. Plan includes dam removals and restoring river flows.

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01/29/2024
What is an ARkStorm and why is everyone talking about it on social media right now?

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

01/28/2024
Take a period of limited rainfall. Add heat. And you have what scientists call a “hot drought”—dry conditions made more intense by the evaporative power of hotter temperatures.

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01/24/2024
Groundwater depletion is worsening in many of the world’s farming regions. But a global study also found that some efforts are helping to boost aquifers.

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01/24/2024
In a sign of the ongoing threats to its precious groundwater stores, half a dozen regions in California rank among the world’s most rapidly declining aquifers.

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01/19/2024
A California judge says a nearly 65-year-old law does not give the state permission to borrow the billions of dollars it would need to build a large water project.

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01/11/2024
Image for display with article titled Watershed Plan: ‘Urgent Actions’ Needed for American River

The El Dorado Water Agency announced the completed Programmatic Watershed Plan to address concerns regarding the American River watershed.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

01/08/2024
New rules took effect Jan. 1 permanently protecting the most fragile deep sea corals off Southern California. Simultaneously, more than 4,500 square miles of ocean waters are now reopened to fishing after more than 20 years of closures.

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01/07/2024
Raging storms brought major damage to California’s coastline last winter. But in Half Moon Bay, a different kind of coastal upheaval is gaining momentum—one that could decide the fate of billions of dollars of property and affect hundreds of public beaches.

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01/05/2024
Munition boxes, depth charges and smoke floats have been found 3,000 feet underwater off the coast of Los Angeles. More than 100 square miles of ocean might be contaminated.

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01/05/2024
The Bay Area’s fog is iconic. But the latest episode of KQED podcast “Bay Curious” looks at how climate change could reduce the number of foggy days in the area.

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01/04/2024
Image for display with article titled Folsom Lake Water Level at 112% of Normal

After a slow start for foothill rain this season, the annual autumn decline of Folsom Lake has finally leveled off and the reservoir is beginning to fill again with wet weather forecast.

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