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On the record with Devin Nunes

Visalia Times-Delta

Date: 8/23/2014 8:56:00 AM

Q: In 2001 and 2002 you campaigned on a plan to build a large reservoir at Temperance Flat above Millerton Lake. What's happened to that plan? Nunes: Building Temperance Flats is going to be tough to do because of the water that would be developed in

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Help from on high

The Sentinel

Date: 8/22/2014 8:24:00 AM

At one point they ventured up to Millerton Lake to complete a simulated water drop. “It had to be cleared with the Department of Reclamation. We had to assure them we’d bring the water back,” Forstner said. The helicopter pilot dipped low over the

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Help from on high

The Sentinel

Date: 8/22/2014 6:08:00 AM

At one point they ventured up to Millerton Lake to complete a simulated water drop. “It had to be cleared with the Department of Reclamation. We had to assure them we’d bring the water back,” Forstner said. The helicopter pilot dipped low over the

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Valley's first pharmacy school welcomes students

ABC 30 News

Date: 8/20/2014 8:22:00 PM

The university becomes fully accredited when this first class graduates in four years. Dean Hawkins hopes the school's planned campus near Millerton Lake is complete by then

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Making water work better

Visalia Times-Delta

Date: 8/19/2014 8:08:00 AM

And the situation is more desperate because he and other farmers who normally depend on water from Millerton Lake delivered through the Friant-Kern Canal are getting practically no surface-water deliveries this summer. So operators of the Orange Cove

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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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