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Best destinations for spring break

The Collegian

Date: 3/26/2015 7:53:00 PM

Closer to Fresno, Millerton Lake and Shaver Lake provide a relaxed environment for those that just want to get away from the city without having to travel too far. Students who have no choice but to stay in Fresno need not feel bleak. The city provides

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Water Resources Outlook for March 26, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/26/2015

Water Resources Outlook for March 26

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Trail Mix for March 19: Big Sandy proceeds to help fix namesake bridge

Fresno Bee

Date: 3/18/2015 7:00:00 PM

Suite 103 in Fresno. Events are free but registration is required. Pack a lunch and spend a few hours meandering along Fine Gold Creek as it flows into Millerton Lake at its northern boundary. The preserve will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dogs are not allowed

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Fresno County officials concerned about bleak water outlook

ABC 30 News

Date: 3/12/2015 10:49:00 AM

So we are 100 thousand acre feet less," said Haugen. The reduced supply is expected to impact everyone in the City of Fresno who draws service water from both Pine Flat and Millerton Lake. "We have been told by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation that right now

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Trail Mix for March 12: Trail-care workshop set

Fresno Bee

Date: 3/11/2015 9:32:00 PM

The Sierra Foothill Conservancy will lead a moderate hike along Fine Gold Creek just above Millerton Lake. The hike follows a newly cut trail that runs streamside and onto gradual slopes, steeper inclines and rocky areas. The hike takes about four hours

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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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