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Snowpack’s Water Content Remains Far Above Average

Snowpack’s Water Content Remains Far Above Average

The Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to build during one of the wettest winters in California’s recorded history. Wednesday’s manual snow survey by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada found a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 43.4 inches. February’s Phillips survey found 28.0 inches…

Expert Panel Of 5 Discuss the Homeless, Transients and Right Hand Auburn Shelter

Expert Panel Of 5 Discuss the Homeless, Transients and Right Hand Auburn Shelter

Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes wanted Monday night’s meeting, attended by more than 100 people, to be limited to just the facts with all emotions checked at the door. Of course, that is a hard task when the topic up for discussion is the homeless shelter located in the Dewitt…

Assistance Available For Those Who Suffered Storm Damage Jan. 5-14

Assistance Available For Those Who Suffered Storm Damage Jan. 5-14

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced that low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses and residents in certain counties, including Placer, that were affected by the severe winter storms, flooding and mudslides that occurred Jan. 5-14, 2017. If you suffered storm-related damage during this time, you may apply…

Oroville Spillway Update: 2/27

Oroville Spillway Update: 2/27

At 6:45 a.m. today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) began gradually ramping down outflows from the Oroville Reservoir. Flows from the flood control spillway will be reduced from 50,000 cubic feet per second throughout the day and eventually reach zero in the afternoon. As flows are reduced, DWR will…

Granite Bay MAC To Fill Five Vacant Seats

Granite Bay MAC To Fill Five Vacant Seats

The Granite Bay Municipal Advisory has a quorum again, with the Placer County Board of Supervisors approving appointments Feb. 21 to fill five vacant seats. The new MAC members, recommended by Supervisor Kirk Uhler, are: Lisa Robles, an accountant; James Radler, a land broker; Tom Kruse, a 77-year-old former winery…

Placer SPCA Announces New Officers For Board Of Directors

Placer SPCA Announces New Officers For Board Of Directors

The Placer SPCA has announced the election of its 2017 Officers for the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for guiding the mission and vision of the organization and other fiduciary responsibilities, supporting the Placer SPCA’s work to enhance the lives of companion animals and support the…

Placer Based Nonprofit Seniors First Presents Meals On Wheels

Placer Based Nonprofit Seniors First Presents Meals On Wheels

During the month of March, Meals on Wheels America organizes March for Meals, a month-long campaign to raise awareness of senior hunger and the programs that exist to combat it. Locally, this campaign gives nonprofits such as Placer County-based Seniors First an opportunity to promote its comprehensive senior nutrition program…

Oroville Spillway Update: 2/23

Oroville Spillway Update: 2/23

The Department of Water Resources continues to discharge 60,000cfs of water from the Oroville Dam flood control spillway. This rate of flow remains consistent with DWR’s established plan to continually manage lake levels, water flow, and support construction activities. Lake levels have decreased to 851 feet, 50 feet below the…

Governor Makes Rare Public Appearance At Oroville Spillway

Governor Makes Rare Public Appearance At Oroville Spillway

Governor Jerry Brown made a rare public appearance by visiting crews working on the damaged spillways at Lake Oroville. Brown’s office sent a tweet Wednesday saying the governor met with people at the incident command center and viewed those in charge of surveying California’s flood control system. Last week, Brown…

Short Break Between NorCal Storms Is Accompanied With Widespread Flooding

Short Break Between NorCal Storms Is Accompanied With Widespread Flooding

The effects of Monday’s potent winter storm lingered throughout Northern California as residents dealt with floodwaters, massive landslides, damaged roads and downed trees. In San Jose, firefighters were forced to rescue five people from the fast-rising waters of the Coyote Creek after a homeless encampment on its banks was submerged…