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Student invited to dinner after guide dog dispute

The Collegian

Date: 1/19/2017 1:36:00 PM

“It’s still someone there that can give you comfort.” But on Jan. 6, Warkentin went to the casino restaurant looking over Millerton Lake. A worker at the casino stopped her and told her she needed to wear a bright green wristband. That had never

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LOIS HENRY: Water, water everywhere, but can we keep it?

Bakersfield

Date: 1/14/2017 6:09:00 PM

Some of that is “extra” water from this season’s storms, some of it isn’t. For instance, local water agencies are getting a big slug of water out of Millerton Lake east of Fresno, which has been dumping water for the past week and a half for flood

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Fresno rain record broken with deluge; Millerton Lake steadily rising

Fresno Bee

Date: 1/13/2017 6:54:00 PM

A day after record-breaking rainfall, the central San Joaquin Valley began drying out Friday. Mountain roads reopened, and in good news, Millerton Lake north of Fresno steadily kept filling and water releases out of Friant Dam continued with powerful force

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MID offering landowners free surface water through January 20

Central Valley Business Times

Date: 1/13/2017 5:07:00 AM

Last week Madera Irrigation District began receiving water from Millerton Lake and Hensley Lake to alleviate flood potential and begin groundwater recharge efforts. “MID’s Board of Directors encourages all district landowners to take advantage of this

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San Joaquin River floods Fresno golf course

KMPH Fox 26

Date: 1/11/2017 11:14:00 PM

the water came rushing so hard it just broke through." And here's why, this is the San Joaquin river gorge above Millerton lake. All of the rain we've been getting is now rushing into the river which is gushing into the lake. The amount of water flowing

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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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