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El Niño and drought don't dampen fish hopes at the Pier

San Jose Mercury News

Date: 8/25/2015 5:21:00 PM

For example on August 13, the CDFW moved trout out of the San Joaquin Hatchery near Fresno for the first time because the lake which supplies water for the hatchery, Millerton Lake, was so low that temperatures were not cold enough for the hatchery fish to

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Pro-water storage rally slated for Fresno

The Sentinel

Date: 8/15/2015 9:42:00 AM

One of the proposals is to build a new dam on the San Joaquin River above Millerton Lake at a site called Temperance Flat. Among the groups participating in the rally is Hanford-based California Water Alliance

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Drought forces trout to be trucked from California hatchery

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Date: 8/14/2015 9:11:00 AM

Temperatures in Millerton Lake, which flow through into the hatchery on the San Joaquin River, had reached nearly 70 degrees, threatening the trout's survival, The Fresno Bee reported ( "The drought is having a devastating effect

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Drought Prompts Fish Evacuation at San Joaquin Hatchery

Sierra Sun Times

Date: 8/14/2015 6:53:00 AM

The water level at Millerton Lake, which supplies water for the hatchery, is so low that the temperature is not cold enough for the hatchery fish to survive. Workers have been evacuating the hatchery-raised rainbow trout, some of which are as large as 3

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Drought Forces Trout To Be Shipped From San Joaquin Hatchery

Capital Public Radio

Date: 8/13/2015 9:02:00 PM

The Fresno Bee reports California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Andrew Hughan says temperatures in Millerton Lake had reached nearly 70 degrees, threatening the trout's survival at the hatchery below Friant Dam. The first round of trout was

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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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