Placer selling excess water to feds


Placer County Water Agency is doing so well with water supplies that it has surplus for sale.

The board of directors is selling up to 20,000 acre-feet to the Bureau of Reclamation. The cost is $300 per acre-foot.

Transfers are rather routine in non-drought years.

PCWA officials said the transfer will allow it to increase its hydroelectric output for the rest of the summer.

— Lake Tahoe News staff report

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