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Agency calls end to water shortage emergency

The Placer County Water Agency has called an end to a water shortage emergency caused by an April 19 Bear River Canal break. The agency’s board Monday also approved reduced bil ...

PG&E continuing canal construction, pumping from Bear River

Construction on the broken section of the Bear River Canal is continuing to move forward and representatives from Placer County Water Agency and PG&E said they are happy with the p ...

Canal construction moving forward

Construction on the Bear River Canal is building momentum and PG&E said it is continuing to work to bring some water to Placer County irrigation customers. The company has finish ...

PG&E says permanent canal fix could come by mid-June

Tuesday night local water customers spoke out about their concerns and questions surrounding the impacts an April 19 Bear River Canal break is having on their lives, while PG&E sai ...

PG&E a private company

Hey, Henry Sinclair of Penryn (“Let private (sector) company fix canal,” Reader Input, May 10): Don’t you know that PG&E is a private company? Pretty ironic that Beth Gain ...

Let private (sector) company fix canal

As a customer directly affected by the (Bear River) canal break, I am appalled by PG&E’s inability to solve this problem after two-plus weeks. Your picture in the Auburn Journal ...

Water agency urges PG&E to act on canal fix as soon as possible

The county water agency is expressing frustration at the lack of an immediate fix to a canal break that is estimated to cost Placer’s agricultural community at least $10 million ...

General Manager: Water shortage after canal break is ‘catastrophic, dire situation’

Placer County residents including those in Lincoln are feeling the effects of a massive water shortage deemed “catastrophic” due to an April 19 PG&E Bear River Canal break. A ...

Temporary solution to canal break possible

A temporary solution to water shortages due to a break in the Bear River Canal is a possibility, while permanent repairs are expected to cost over $1 million. On Thursday aftern ...

Bear River canal break to affect 4,800 customers

By Bridget Jones gold country news service Local agencies are doing what they can to get full water service back to customers after a landslide caused a break in the Bear River C ...

Bear River canal break to affect 4,800 customers, water agency managers say

A Tuesday morning break in the PG&E Bear River Canal could impact 4,800 Placer County Water Agency and Nevada Irrigation District customers in the greater Auburn area. Dave Breni ...

Winter not going down without a fight

Storm closes Interstate 80; steam-driven rotary snowplow rides in on rails Travel over Donner Summit came to a complete halt for nearly 24 hours last week. Interstate 80 was clos ...

Is there gold in NID's flumes?

I have been curious about PG&E & NID cleaning out the flumes in the area of Dutch Flat. They charge us for cleaning these flumes, but I have never heard it mentioned how much gol ...

Neighbors help out following storm

As a result of last Friday’s snowstorm, more than 2,900 customers lost power for nearly 25 hours – virtually shutting down Colfax and surrounding communities. “There were b ...

Second snowstorm to blow in tonight

Last week’s snowstorm may have been the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Weather expert Mike Crum, a resident of Alta, predicts tonight’s storm could dump nearly one foot of s ...