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Long, difficult summer at Millerton Lake

Fresno Bee

Date: 9/29/2014 5:16:00 PM

The drought summer of 2014 is in the rear view mirror at Millerton Lake, but it will long be remembered -- east San Joaquin Valley farmers were left without water from this lake for the first time in many decades. As part of an agreement dating back to the

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Motorcycle driver killed in head-on collision near Millerton Lake

Merced Sun-Star

Date: 9/28/2014 8:23:00 PM

A 23-year-old man was killed Sunday after he struck a pickup head-on near Millerton Lake, the California Highway Patrol said. CHP Sgt. Joseph Bianchi said the man was traveling west on Millerton Road near Marina Drive when his motorcycle drifted into the

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The Big Reason California Water Bond Will Pass: It Should

Santa Monica Mirror

Date: 9/27/2014 4:53:00 PM

When full, this one would inundate and dwarf the existing Millerton Lake created by Friant Dam and drown several active hydroelectric dams, costing about 313 megawatts of electricity. But nothing in the water bond makes either of those projects certain

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Thomas Elias: Water bond will pass for one big reason: It should

Chico Enterprise-Record

Date: 9/24/2014 1:42:00 AM

When full, this one would inundate and dwarf the existing Millerton Lake created by Friant Dam and drown several active hydroelectric dams, costing about 313 megawatts of electricity. But nothing in the water bond makes either of those projects certain

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Thomas Elias: Water bond will pass for one big reason: It should

Chico Enterprise-Record

Date: 9/23/2014 5:17:00 PM

When full, this one would inundate and dwarf the existing Millerton Lake created by Friant Dam and drown several active hydroelectric dams, costing about 313 megawatts of electricity. But nothing in the water bond makes either of those projects certain

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• Surface Area: 5,000 Acres
• Volume: 520,528 Acre Feet
Millerton Lake is a lake near the town of Friant in Fresno County and Madera County, California, about 15 miles north of downtown Fresno, United States. It is formed by Friant Dam on the San Joaquin River. Part of the Central Valley Project, the dam was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation and was completed in 1942. The lake stores water for irrigation, which is distributed by the Madera and Friant-Kern Canals to the San Joaquin Valley. It has a capacity of 520,528 acre feet (642,000,000 m³). Secondary uses include flood control and recreation, including swimming, fishing, water skiing and camping. A 25 MW hydroelectric plant operated by the Friant Power Authority produces electricity from large releases and two smaller plants use water released for a fish hatchery and to maintain minimum-flow in the river.

Prior to the construction of Friant Dam, the current lakebed was the site of the town of Millerton, the first county seat of Fresno County.
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