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Blauert on Outdoors: Trails near San Joaquin River make for a fun hike

Merced Sun-Star

Date: 4/22/2014 3:41:00 PM

It’s possible to fish the river and Millerton Lake from the trail, but it would be easier in a year when the reservoir isn’t so low from drought conditions. Just before the bridge at Big Sandy Creek, you cross onto state park lands. Backpacking and

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Breaking down barriers -- Eben has left his mark on Case High School

Journal Times

Date: 4/19/2014 8:43:00 PM

A fateful day Could it have been spiritual intervention on that 105-degree Sunday on Oct. 2, 1977 at Fresno’s Millerton Lake? Losing his balance on a pair of water skis, Eben fell forward and struck head-first a stray submerged boulder on the 4,900-acre

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Fishing report

Visalia Times-Delta

Date: 4/19/2014 4:00:00 AM

Source: Merritt Gilbert, manager at Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis, www.ValleyRodGun.com. Millerton Lake — It’s our best bass bite here. Lots of little small spotted bass. You catch a lot of them on minnows or small plastic worms. You can get them

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Fishing report

Visalia Times-Delta

Date: 4/12/2014 4:01:00 AM

Fishing overall is good. Source: Merritt Gilbert, manager at Valley Rod and Gun in Clovis, www.ValleyRodGun.com. Millerton Lake — It’s our best bass bite for the area. They’re catching a lot of small spotted bass. Most of them are 12 to 14 inches

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Santoyo updates on water crisis

The Sanger Herald

Date: 4/10/2014 2:57:00 PM

Santoyo, a Reedley native and product of the University of Pacific School of Engineering, explained the water storage elements of the proposed bond — the construction of Temperance Flat above Millerton Lake which would triple the available water storage

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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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