Millerton Lake


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Valley growers hopeful storms will keep water flowing in the spring and summer

ABC30 Action News

Date: 3/16/2018 5:28:00 PM

The state says that most of California's reservoirs are now at nearly normal levels for this time in the season. Millerton Lake is 65% full, which is 96% of capacity. Pine Flat is 55% full or at 100% of normal for this time of year. More could be coming

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Fresno City Council votes to sign resolution opposing expansion of Millerton Lake

ABC30 Action News

Date: 3/8/2018 4:42:00 PM

The Fresno City Council has voted to sign a resolution opposing the possible expansion of Millerton Lake State Recreation Park. Under a bill introduced by Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula, the expansion would include the San Joaquin River Parkway and 5,900

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Could California State Parks Be A Solution For San Joaquin River Parkway?

Valley Public Radio

Date: 3/6/2018 10:22:00 PM

The bill by Fresno Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula would expand the existing Millerton Lake State Recreation Area along the 22-mile stretch of public and private riverbottom land between Friant Dam and Highway 99. State management could help solve an

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Fresno County leaders discuss expansion of Millerton Lake Recreation Area

ABC30 Action News

Date: 3/6/2018 6:15:00 PM

Under a bill introduced by Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula, the Millerton Lake State Recreation Park expansion would include the San Joaquin River Parkway and 5,900 acres along the river between Friant Dam and Highway 99. "Currently the way that it's

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March storms bring small improvement


Date: 3/6/2018 5:49:00 PM

"We're at the mercy of Mother Nature. This is part of the game." Part of the game includes watching reservoir levels. Millerton Lake behind Friant Dam was running at 97 percent of average for this time of year as of this week, according to DWR, while

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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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