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Dan Falat returns to Central Coast as State Parks SLO Coast District director

San Luis Obispo Tribune

Date: 11/20/2015 5:20:00 PM

He graduated from Fresno State. His parks career began in 1997 as a visitor services park aide and park interpretive specialist at Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, also north of Fresno. In 2001, he graduated from the Ranger Academy 17 and became a

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Going the distance

Fresno Bee

Date: 11/18/2015 8:50:00 AM

San Joaquin River Trail 50K was Nov. 14 by Millerton Lake Cowbells clanged. Spectators cheered and clapped. Runners threw their hands up in victory as they crossed the finish line of the San Joaquin River Trail 50K ultramarathon. And then came 11-year-old

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Counties working together on water storage

Visalia Times-Delta

Date: 11/17/2015 10:50:00 PM

The Friant Dam was built in the early 1940s along that waterway, forming Millerton Lake, a federal reservoir that releases water into the Friant-Kern Canal. It extends south through eastern Tulare County and into Kern County, supplying surface water to

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Column: Water wars are coming


Date: 11/16/2015 12:32:00 PM

“Water water every where, nor any drop to drink,” wrote Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his 1798 poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” The world is awash in water. Seventy percent of the planet’s surface is covered by water, and a significant

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Millerton Lake's warmth, water attracting business

Yahoo News

Date: 11/15/2015 4:00:00 PM

A weather warm-up and rising water levels at Millerton Lake have been drawing a crowd to local businesses

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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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