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STEVE MERLO: Spotted bass action hot at Millerton, Nacimiento

Date: 11/20/2014 5:24:00 PM

His column appears every Friday. Write him at Millerton Lake, 15 minutes north of Fresno, has plenty of hot action on quality spotted bass. The fish are being caught all over the lake and are averaging from 1.5-3 pounds, including some

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Recreation Calendar for 11/13

Fresno Bee

Date: 11/13/2014 3:14:00 AM

Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater, 486-1469, San Joaquin River Trail 50k and 50 Mile Run, 6 a.m. Saturday, Millerton Lake Recreation Area, Friant,, $95-$125

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Drought, insects on citrus industry’s mind

Visalia Times-Delta

Date: 11/7/2014 11:54:00 PM

Sherwood noted that with $2.7 billion of that money going to fund water-storage projects, he hoped a good chunk of it will go to finally building a dam at Temperance Flat — above Millerton Lake — that would substantially increase water storage and make

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Farm leaders celebrate water bond passage, prepare for round two

Fresno Bee

Date: 11/7/2014 12:00:00 PM

A new dam at Temperance Flat, upstream of Millerton Lake, would nearly triple the storage capacity. Critics say there’s not enough water coming from the San Joaquin River to justify the dam, but farm water officials say the storage is needed to capture

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Prop 1 Water Bond Passes: What Next?


Date: 11/6/2014 10:26:00 PM

A local project that is expected to be funded by Prop One is the Temperance Flats dam in Millerton Lake. Now that Proposition One, otherwise known as the water bond, has passed. Many ask, what happens next? The California Latino Water Coalition

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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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