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State Park Rangers hand out free life vests to use for kids at Millerton Lake

KMPH Fox 26

Date: 5/16/2016 9:48:00 PM

With summer like temperatures just around the corner, many will be headed to local lakes to enjoy a little fun in the sun. But before you do make sure you have the proper safety equipment for your kids. At Millerton Lake, California Park Rangers are

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Temperance Flat commentary misleads

Fresno Bee

Date: 5/9/2016 6:33:00 PM

Total flow into Millerton Lake is 1.8 million acre-feet. Because water is being distributed out of the lake to farms and cities while it is coming in, the actual useful capacity of Millerton is 1.2 million, not 508,000. That doesn’t leave much water to

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Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

Central Valley Business Times

Date: 5/6/2016 11:09:00 PM

Reclamation says the larger amount of water to be made available is due to a combination of factors including improved forecasted hydrologic conditions, commercial power operations in the Upper San Joaquin River Basin, current storage in Millerton Lake

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Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

Central Valley Business Times

Date: 5/6/2016 11:09:00 PM

Reclamation says the larger amount of water to be made available is due to a combination of factors including improved forecasted hydrologic conditions, commercial power operations in the Upper San Joaquin River Basin, current storage in Millerton Lake

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UPDATE: Dive crews at Lake Kaweah

Visalia Times-Delta

Date: 5/6/2016 10:29:00 PM

How this may affect farming operations will depend on whether each farm has an additional water source, said Hendrix, adding that farms in his irrigation district also get water from Millerton Lake through the Friant-Kern Canal. And, thanks to decent

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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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