Millerton Lake


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Authorities arrest suspect involved in hit and run near Millerton Lake

ABC 30 News

Date: 8/18/2017 1:13:00 AM

With two of his six kids by his side, Ray Santos said the pain of losing his wife Vanney "Sandy" Santos is still fresh. "My heart is pumping, my adrenaline is going, and the anger is coming out." Sandy was walking alone Saturday evening near Millerton Lake

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A tip leads CHP to driver in fatal late-night hit-and-run near Millerton Lake

Fresno Bee

Date: 8/17/2017 6:46:00 PM

The driver of a car being sought in a fatal weekend hit-and-run crash near Friant was arrested Thursday by California Highway Patrol investigators. The driver, Maria Cuevas Razo, 59, of Dos Palos, was arrested about 2 p.m. Thursday at her home

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Editorial: Water Commission’s the wild card in how Proposition 1 money will be spent

Chico Enterprise-Record

Date: 8/17/2017 1:03:00 PM

Most of the others enlarge existing dams, or in the case of Temperance Flat, adds a second dam on the San Joaquin River above existing Millerton Lake. There is one odd proposal, from the Semitropic Water District in the southern San Joaquin Valley

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CHP seeks Dodge Charger in fatal hit-and-run near Millerton

Fresno Bee

Date: 8/16/2017 9:02:00 AM

The California Highway Patrol is searching for a Dodge Charger manufactured between 2011 and 2014 in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision in which a Friant woman was killed Sunday near Millerton Lake. The body of Vanney Santos, 49, was found

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$1.3B sought to build Calif. dam


Date: 8/15/2017 7:36:00 AM

Supporters want the California Water Commission to allocate $1.3 billion toward the $3 billion construction of the Temperance Flat Dam above Millerton Lake near Fresno. The dam would store water for farmers and cities in the region. Get the intelligence

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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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