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County opening shelters in anticipation of winter storm
Wednesday Dec 10 2014
With a major winter storm bearing down on Northern California that is expected to bring significant amounts of rain, high winds and localized flooding, Placer County has taken step ...
Low snowpack levels mean tough summer for farmers
Tuesday Apr 08 2014
Recent storms may have helped the Sierra foothills regain that bright green hue, but members of the Placer County agricultural community say they’re still bracing for a rough ...
PG&E ups predictions on Placer County water deliveries
Thursday Mar 06 2014
Pacific Gas & Electric is providing another round of good news for Placer County water users. Recent storms have led the San Francisco-based corporation to upwardly revise pro ...
Storm rains 8 inches on Auburn but drought still on
Tuesday Feb 11 2014
The Auburn area experienced the first major rainstorm of the season over the weekend, with just over 8 inches falling from Thursday to Monday. Sunday represented the peak of a sto ...
Snow expectations in Sierra bolster hopes for midwinter water storage turnaround
Thursday Jan 30 2014
Rain was falling Wednesday in Auburn, and snow by the foot was expected in the upper elevations of the Sierra. But the return to wintry weather after nearly two months of mild te ...
Hope, fear guide new Nevada Irrigation District drought cutbacks
Friday Jan 24 2014
With a hint of hope but a weather eye on the bare slopes of the Sierra, the Nevada Irrigation District is ramping up water conservation measures even further. Dealing with conditi ...
Mandarin growers move to save crop from freeze
Thursday Dec 05 2013
A cold snap has mandarin growers in the foothills of Placer County looting closets for sheet and cranking up irrigation systems to protect orchards and the tangy treats han ...
Lightning is the greatest danger to anglers
Monday Jul 15 2013
The National Weather Service falls under the purview of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and recently issued a finding that fishermen and boaters are the most &l ...
Tornado warning lifted for Placer County
Monday Oct 22 2012
The tornado warning in effect throughout the evening in Placer County has expired, according to the National Weather Service. The warning was for western Placer County (inclu ...
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