Millerton Lake


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Local flood control agencies prepare all year for heavy rain in the winter

ABC30 Action News

Date: 1/17/2019 6:50:00 PM

Meanwhile, the water level at Millerton Lake is at 60% capacity. The Bureau of Reclamation says there is room to handle runoff and snowmelt though out the rainy season from the Friant Dam down

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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Go wine-tasting, tour a brewery or check out a bridal show this weekend

ABC30 Action News

Date: 1/3/2019 4:04:00 PM

There is an age requirement for kids - they must be ten or older. See a Bald Eagle Head to Millerton Lake this weekend for a chance to see a Bald Eagle in its wintertime habitat. Each year the

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California Supreme Court demands a do-over on Friant Ranch environmental analysis


Date: 12/24/2018 9:11:00 PM

Dec. 24--The developers of a proposed 942-acre community of homes and businesses adjacent to the town of Friant near Millerton Lake were dealt a split decision by the California Supreme Court over the

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Kayaking in Fresno

Date: 12/15/2018 4:00:00 PM

Millerton Lake (, about 15 miles north of Fresno, gives kayakers a chance to perfect their skills paddling along the shoreline and in the lake’s many coves and inlets. Fishing is popular

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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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