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How did an old-style key marking county’s centennial wind up on the coast?

Fresno Bee

Date: 11/26/2016 2:02:00 PM

a rose show and a motorboat regatta on Millerton Lake. The four-day Fresno County centennial celebration included a “whiskerino” contest to see which men had grown the best beards. In 2014, Fresno County Supervisor Andreas Borgeas presented a

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Assemi family pitches Clovis site for osteopathic medical school

Fresno Bee

Date: 11/22/2016 4:16:00 PM

The Assemi family has dropped plans for building a medical campus near Millerton Lake. “It’s always been our dream to launch a medical school,” said Farid Assemi, a member of the Assemi family of developers, which started the university. The family

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Is Huerta making late bid to take out Valadao in the 21st Congressional District?

Fresno Bee

Date: 10/27/2016 6:31:00 PM

Building a new reservoir at Temperance Flat above Millerton Lake has been a key push for Valley Republicans in Congress. Hunter, the NRCC spokesman, said despite the recent attention, there’s no indication the race is truly competitive. Huerta

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Major California river adding key ingredient: water


Date: 10/22/2016 2:37:00 PM

(AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian) In this Oct. 5, 2016, photo, the old Fresno County Superior Courthouse stands near a depleted water reservoir during a tour of the Millerton Lake area which feeds the San Joaquin River in Friant, Calif. A decade ago

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Dozens ride in honor of Fresno artist killed last year in bicycle accident

ABC 30 News

Date: 10/22/2016 7:00:00 AM

Bicyclists capped off the Hammer Road Rally, crossing the finish line at Millerton Lake. The ride is named in honor of Edward Lund, the Fresno State arts curator who died during a ride in Sonoma County last year. He was known as "The Hammer" because of how

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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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