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Breaking down the numbers on that Temperance Flat Reservoir plan

Fresno Bee

Date: 10/20/2014 10:46:00 AM

Readers asked a very good question last week about the proposed $2.6 billion reservoir project that would more than double the capacity of Millerton Lake. Here’s the setup: A new Temperance Flat Reservoir upstream of Millerton would add a net 1.26

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California Focus: The big reason the water bill will pass: it should

Ukiah Daily Journal

Date: 10/18/2014 10:44:00 AM

When full, this one would inundate and dwarf the existing Millerton Lake created by Friant Dam and drown several active hydroelectric dams, costing about 313 megawatts of electricity. But nothing in the water bond makes either of those projects certain

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Temperance Dam plan is flawed, critics say at Fresno forum

Fresno Bee

Date: 10/17/2014 5:05:00 AM

Auberry resident Shannon Lodge told federal officials Thursday that a new Temperance Flat Reservoir would swamp a gem of an outdoor recreation area upstream of Millerton Lake — and the property where she lives. "My grandmother is buried on that property

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$7.5 billion question faces California water users

Capital Press

Date: 10/17/2014 12:36:00 AM

Even if water from the Sites and Temperance reservoirs goes primarily to environmental restoration, it would take pressure off existing storage projects such as Millerton Lake, from which water had to be diverted this year to feed the San Joaquin River

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Temperance Dam plan is flawed, critics say at Fresno forum

Fresno Bee

Date: 10/17/2014 12:09:00 AM

Auberry resident Shannon Lodge told federal officials Thursday that a new Temperance Flat Reservoir would swamp a gem of an outdoor recreation area upstream of Millerton Lake — and the property where she lives. "My grandmother is buried on that property

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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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