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Fresno wants to pay two experts to tackle its rusty-water problem

Fresno Bee

Date: 9/21/2016 6:13:00 PM

The northeast plant was built at a cost of $32 million to treat water from Pine Flat Lake and Millerton Lake and produce up to 30 million gallons of water daily. It opened in 2004, and scattered complaints about water quality arose soon thereafter

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Reclamation to Provide $3.3M for Friant-Kern Canal Reverse Flow Pump-Back Project

Press Release Point

Date: 9/20/2016 6:18:00 PM

The canal conveys water over 152 miles in a southerly direction, from Millerton Lake to the Kern River four miles west of Bakersfield, for agricultural and urban use. For additional information, please contact Reclamation’s Kellye Kennedy at (916

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Fishing Report: Week of Sept. 13

Fresno Bee

Date: 9/13/2016 4:34:00 PM

Compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George, a former Olympic-class decathlete at Fresno State and striper record-holder at Millerton Lake and who now guides in the greater Fresno area. Telephone numbers are in 559 calling area unless noted

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End of summer finds California's water supply in better shape, but critical shortages remain

ABC 30 News

Date: 9/9/2016 4:55:00 PM

Jackson notes Millerton Lake is at 108-percent above its normal level for this time of year. Meaning the growers who depend on water from behind Friant Dam got most of what they expected. "We allocated, currently, in the Friant system, what's called 75

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Fresno County felon indicted for growing marijuana in national forest

TuenTo23 23ABC

Date: 9/1/2016 2:52:00 PM

The marijuana plants were irrigated by water that had been diverted from Mill Creek. Mill Creek flows into the San Joaquin River above Millerton Lake’s Friant Dam, which is a major water supply for the San Joaquin Valley. In addition to the marijuana

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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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