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California diverts water from farmers to wildlife refuges

Washington Examiner

Date: 10/30/2014 11:34:00 AM

The decisions forced lawmakers to aggressively tap water supplies in Northern California such as Millerton Lake, literally leaving high and dry not only farmers but also cities dependent on those reservoirs. The resulting “zero water allocation” policy

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Prop One Supporters Rally at Selland Arena Before Ramirez Fight

YourCentralValley

Date: 10/25/2014 11:17:00 PM

Prop 1 would pay for the proposed Temperance Flat dam, which could expand Millerton Lake. But, not everyone thinks Prop 1 is a good idea. The Friends of the River, a state river conservation organization, said they disagree with the bond because they

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Judgment Day coming for water bond

The Sentinel

Date: 10/25/2014 6:06:00 AM

They point further to NRDC assertions that the $2.7 billion will never be used to build Temperance Flat above Millerton Lake. Supporters say the reservoir would recharge groundwater north and east of Kings County and take pressure off relentless

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Breaking down the numbers on that Temperance Flat Reservoir plan

Fresno Bee

Date: 10/20/2014 6:23:00 PM

Readers asked a very good question last week about the proposed $2.6 billion reservoir project that would more than double the capacity of Millerton Lake. Here’s the setup: A new Temperance Flat Reservoir upstream of Millerton would add a net 1.26

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Breaking down the numbers on that Temperance Flat Reservoir plan

Fresno Bee

Date: 10/20/2014 10:46:00 AM

Readers asked a very good question last week about the proposed $2.6 billion reservoir project that would more than double the capacity of Millerton Lake. Here’s the setup: A new Temperance Flat Reservoir upstream of Millerton would add a net 1.26

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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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