Millerton Lake


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Search for missing teen may extend to Millerton Lake

ABC30 Action News

Date: 5/16/2018 6:23:00 PM

Searchers in a rescue boat prowled the shore of the rugged San Joaquin River Gorge on Wednesday. It's the fifth day of the search for missing 18-year-old Jared Gardner. He and two girls were swept into the river on Saturday. The two girls escaped the

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This zombie dam project underscores California's dilemma over water

Los Angeles Times

Date: 5/16/2018 6:15:00 PM

Among the catchments is Millerton Lake, the reservoir behind the Friant Dam, which the federal government opened in 1942 about 20 miles north of Fresno. Temperance Flat would be built at the upstream end of Millerton Lake, but because so much of the San

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Search continues for missing hiker after water release sweeps teen away


Date: 5/15/2018 5:31:00 PM

Officials with the South-Central California Area Office of The Bureau of Reclamation said the water release eventually flows into Millerton Lake. They were able to calculate the inflow of water they received around the time the hikers were at the Gorge

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He was last seen at the river with his friends. Now a search for the teenager is underway

The Fresno Bee

Date: 5/14/2018 8:39:00 AM

Search-and-rescue teams scanned the area throughout the weekend and continue their search Monday morning. Woodrum says there are about 10 personnel from the office conducting the search-and-rescue mission, as well as Millerton Lake State Park Rangers

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Temperance Flat Dam is dead. Now Valley lawmakers need to come up with fresh ideas

The Fresno Bee

Date: 5/10/2018 5:00:00 AM

What did they think would happen? In addition, the Department of Fish and Wildlife also flatly rejected the notion that a larger reservoir upstream of Millerton Lake would benefit federally mandated but imperiled salmon runs. While Temperance Flat backers

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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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