California Drought: Sierra Nevada Watershed Crucial
AUBURN -- Water supplies in California are dependent upon the health and productivity of the Sierra Nevada watershed but local officials are not sure that this message is clear around the state.
The importance of local watershed was the subject of a presentation at Thursday's (July 3) meeting of the Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors.
Geologist and PCWA consultant Marie Davis screened a slide show that PCWA has been using to brief water industry and elected officials from around the region and state.
"The Sierra Nevada is the backbone of the state's water supply but there are still many people who are unaware of this," said Davis, who noted several things, including forest health, vegetation management and sedimentation, can affect water runoff and quality.
Davis and PCWA Director of Strategic Affairs Einar Maisch said state leaders need to recognize the value of the state's headwaters areas.
In other business, PCWA directors:
- heard a staff presentation on PCWA drought management. Through June, water use in PCWA service areas was below the agency's target levels but has been increasing in recent warm weather. "Our customers have been doing a very good job," said drought project manager Tony Firenzi. The agency continues to urge all customers to reduce usage by 10-20 percent until the drought is over.
- held a recognition ceremony for Canal Operations Supervisor Jamie Buland of the Field Services Division who is marking 30 years of PCWA employment this year.
The next regular board meeting of the PCWA Board of Directors will be held at 2 p.m. on July 17 at the PCWA Business Center, 144 Ferguson Road, in Auburn. PCWA board meetings are open to the public.
Information on PCWA board meetings may be obtained through the Clerk to the Board at (530) 823-4850 or (800) 464-0030. For drought updates and water conservation information, see www.pcwa.net.
SEE PLACER COUNTY DROUGHT WATCH
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesRoseville Crime Report Digest Update (7.2.15)Roseville, CA - Weekly crime report digest update for Roseville, July 2, 2015.
50 Days of the Grateful Dead: One More Saturday NightA return to 1972 across the pond at Wembley Empire Pool find The Dead ripping through a scorching version of One More Saturday Night
Opinion: Let's Be CivilAccelerating the decline of citizen engagement in our government are two notable demographic shifts underway
Roseville Hosting Chicks with Sticks Lacrosse TournamentSwashbuckler Lacrosse is breaking new ground with their upcoming Chicks with Sticks Lacrosse Tournament on July 11-12
John Adams Academy Finalizes Purchase of Campus in RosevilleRoseville, CA - Officials from John Adams Academy (JAA) charter school in Roseville announced today they have finalized the purchase of the former Heald College building
Placer County Foster Children in Need of Mentor VolunteersChild Advocates of Placer County is currently in need of 30 new volunteers to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) or Mentors
50 Days of the Grateful Dead: Lady with a FanWe're like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice." ~ Jerry Garcia
Dots and dashes changed Zachary Barnum's lifeThis 17-year-old resident of Fredericksburg, Virginia, who is legally blind in one eye due to optic nerve hypoplasia and has a form of bipolar disorder (ATOU Cares.org)
Dry Lightning Boosts Northern California Fire RiskDrought Watch: CAL FIRE has increased staffing due to forecasted dry lightning and strong winds throughout much of northern California
California Senate Committee Kills Sex Offender Bill SB54Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) announced her legislation to make sex-offender residency restrictions more workable
Fireworks Safety Tips this Fourth of JulyWith the Independence Day holiday rapidly approaching, CAL FIRE is reminding all Californians and visitors to do their part to prevent fires caused by illegal fireworks
California Lowers Excise Tax Rate on GasState Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner announced that California's excise tax on gasoline will decrease by six cents per gallon
NEWS: In Case You Missed It