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California Is Becoming a Dust Bowl

News Week

Date: 7/2/2015 1:08:00 AM

above Millerton Lake north of Fresno. Had the gigantic Klamath River diversion project not likewise been canceled in the 1970s, the resulting Ah Pah reservoir would have been the state’s largest man-made reservoir. At two-thirds the size of Lake Mead

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Valley residents expected to head to mountains, beach for the Fourth

Fresno Bee

Date: 6/30/2015 10:35:00 PM

This year he is expecting about 120,000. Closer to home, Millerton Lake campsites are almost all booked up. All sites with electrical and sewage hookups have been taken, according to Mark DeLeon, supervising state park ranger. Traditional campsites are

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Two more districts leave Friant Water Authority

Fresno Bee

Date: 6/26/2015 2:10:00 PM

The authority represents federal Central Valley Project customers who buy San Joaquin River water from Millerton Lake. The project water is sent to 15,000 growers and several small communities on more than 1 million acres along the San Joaquin Valley’s

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Manhunt Continues for Suspect Tied to Alleged Stolen Car & Officer Involved Shooting Near Millerton Lake


Date: 6/26/2015 12:17:00 AM

A massive manhunt through the wilderness of Madera County is underway, specifically in the area north of Millerton Lake. A massive manhunt through the wilderness of Madera County is underway, specifically in the area north of Millerton Lake. Madera County

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Man fatally shot by Fresno County deputy near Millerton Lake

Fresno Bee

Date: 6/25/2015 10:31:00 PM

A man was shot and killed by a Fresno County deputy sheriff early Thursday after a standoff in the Madera County foothills. Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said the deputy fired two shots after the man pointed a rifle at officers. A woman is in custody

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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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