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Drought doesn’t stop nation’s most ambitious salmon revival in San Joaquin River

Fresno Bee

Date: 4/25/2015 11:15:00 PM

The youngsters are contending with a low flow of water and warming conditions. The restoration program has not used water from Millerton Lake in more than a year because of the drought. But in an odd twist, the drought brought more water into the river

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Drought shakeup continues as Friant Water Authority general manager steps down

Fresno Bee

Date: 4/23/2015 11:56:00 PM

Chowchilla Water District, for instance, has not been a Friant member for several years, but it has federal contract for water from Millerton Lake. Contractors pay the authority for the operation and maintenance of the Friant-Kern Canal, the 151.8-mile

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State funding for larger reservoir above Millerton? Crowded field competes for it

Fresno Bee

Date: 4/20/2015 6:04:00 PM

But that’s not slowing down folks in San Joaquin Valley agriculture who consider this the best chance in decades to expand water storage above Millerton Lake by more than 1 million acre-feet. The state money could pay for nearly half of it. So how much

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Fresno Group Returns from D.C. feeling Positive, Hopeful


Date: 4/17/2015 12:33:00 AM

The Friant Water Authority's Mario Santoyo also made the trip, and says progress was also made in the Temperance Flat water storage project, a large dam planned above Millerton Lake. "We had that discussion with the White House," Santoyo says, "and

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Dead Body Found In Clovis

KMPH Fox 26

Date: 4/16/2015 10:23:00 AM

Homicide detectives cleared the scene just after 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning, after investigating through the night. Millerton Lake is still shrinking and it's likely it will continue for many more weeks. Right now the lake is at 37 percent capacity

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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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