Millerton Lake

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Lake Level
13.10 FEET
2/21/2017
Full Pool: 0.0
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Monday’s storm brings more rain, wind, flood concerns

Fresno Bee

Date: 2/20/2017 5:21:00 PM

At the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, 84 customers were said to be without power after a power pole broke there, Boyles said. The exact causes for power outages in at least three other areas around Fresno were not determined. The larger outage was

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The Perfect Afternoon

speedhunters.com

Date: 2/19/2017 8:22:00 PM

Cruising The Lake Our destination for the afternoon was Millerton Lake, a popular recreation spot for Central Valley residents that also happens to be surrounded by some very cool driving roads. On summer weekends the place is typically filled with boaters

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Flood and storm warnings issued as rainfall forecast into next week

Sierra Star

Date: 2/16/2017 12:38:00 PM

A flood warning also remains in place along the San Joaquin River, he said, due to excessive releases from Friant Dam out of Millerton Lake. A Winter Storm Warning was also issued from 7 a.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday from Yosemite to Kern County

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Could Oroville Dam crisis happen here? Unlikely, operators of Valley dams say

Fresno Bee

Date: 2/13/2017 10:42:00 PM

Water released through Friant Dam roars down to the San Joaquin River on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Recent storms have filled Millerton Lake. “Oroville is an earth-filled dam. Earth-filled dams can be eroded away,” he said. By contrast, Friant Dam

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Southern California Edison : Central San Joaquin Valley dam operators say Oroville Dam issues not happening here

4 Traders

Date: 2/13/2017 7:36:00 PM

In 1997, rain fell on top of a big snowpack and water rushed into Millerton Lake, but the dam did not overflow, he said. Still, it can't be ruled out. "We completed a special investigation this year of what would happen if the dam were overtopped," he said

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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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