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Trail Mix for July 30: 5K on Sunday to honor fallen Fresno runner Miguel Reyes

Fresno Bee

Date: 7/29/2015 6:18:00 PM

Every weekend training run I did, he was there with me.” The two trained for what would be a final time the day before the accident on a run near Millerton Lake, Campos said. Campos and Reyes finished 1-2 at last year’s Wascally Wabbit Half Marathon

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Another San Joaquin Valley water leader resigns

Fresno Bee

Date: 7/22/2015 12:37:00 PM

Among the contenders is Temperance Flat Dam, which would expand water storage above Millerton Lake. Orth worked on many projects in KRCD, a public agency formed in 1951 managing such resources as water, power and the environment for agriculture

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Water Resources Outlook July 22, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/22/2015

Water Resources Outlook July 22

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Safety first: Kids Safety Day, 10am-2pm, Saturday July 18th.

YourCentralValley

Date: 7/17/2015 1:14:00 PM

Below is information provided by Ranger Supervisor Steve Barber (Press Release) FRIANT, Calif. -California State Parks at Millerton Lake State Recreation Area will celebrate the 1st Annual Kids' Safety Day Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

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Kings to join Valley counties in push for new dam

The Sentinel

Date: 7/15/2015 6:03:00 AM

One proposal would add a second dam on the San Joaquin River above Millerton Lake at a site know as Temperance Flat. Supervisors fear that if the agency is successful in drawing down funding, Kings could lose out to other counties pushing for their own pet

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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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