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Dianne Feinstein tries yet again with California water bill

Fresno Bee

Date: 2/10/2016 5:02:00 PM

Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford The money provided includes $600 million for projects that could include constructing Temperance Flat Dam on the San Joaquin River above Millerton Lake or Sites Reservoir in the Sacramento Valley, and raising the height of

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Proposed Dam Sparks Government Fight

East Bay Express

Date: 2/2/2016 7:33:00 PM

The reason is straightforward: Temperance Flat would be constructed just 6.8 miles upstream of Friant Dam, partially inside the back-end of 520,000 acre-foot Millerton Lake, which already impounds much of the Upper San Joaquin River's available water supply

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New homes just the beginning for Madera County growth

Fresno Bee

Date: 1/23/2016 6:40:00 PM

On the east side of the San Joaquin River, in Fresno County, about 6,800 homes are approved in the area around Friant and Millerton Lake. Said Jones: “Where we are is the absolute next place for the (Fresno-Madera) area to develop to.” Jones in 2010

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California reservoirs half-full after big storms

EQUILIBRIO INFORMATIVO

Date: 1/23/2016 6:40:00 PM

The Bureau of Reclamations reservoir storage report issued on Friday shows the biggest reservoir, Shasta at 68 percent of average at this time of year and the much smaller Millerton Lake at 70 percent, but the overall total for all six dams in the system

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Officials say valley reservoirs at less than half of average despite storms

ABC 30 News

Date: 1/22/2016 8:24:00 PM

The Bureau of Reclamations reservoir storage report issued on Friday shows the biggest reservoir, Shasta at 68 percent of average at this time of year and the much smaller Millerton Lake at 70 percent, but the overall total for all six dams in the system

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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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