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Kings joins push for new dam

The Sentinel

Date: 9/30/2015 4:41:00 PM

The main goal of the new agency is to draw down money from last year's $7.5 billion water bond to jump-start Temperance Flat, a proposed dam site on the San Joaquin River above Millerton Lake. The new dam wouldn't send surface water directly to Kings

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South Valley irrigation districts fixing leaks in drought

Fresno Bee

Date: 9/20/2015 7:04:00 PM

The district supplies water to about 1,000 irrigation meters and household water to 1,200 homes. It gets water from Millerton Lake east of Fresno via the Friant-Kern canal and water from Lake Kaweah east of Visalia that’s pumped into the canal

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Water Resources Outlook for September, 17 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 9/17/2015

Water Resources Outlook for September, 17

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Michael J. Haworth: Isn’t it time to act?


Date: 9/10/2015 10:34:00 AM

A related (but I believe ill conceived) project being considered is another dam (the Temperance Flat dam) on the San Joaquin River in Fresno County, about seven miles upstream from the Friant Dam, which created Millerton Lake. This would help serve many

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2 killed in head-on crash near Millerton Lake identified

ABC 30 News

Date: 9/8/2015 10:00:00 PM

The Fresno County Coroner has identified the victims as 23-year-old Desiree Rodriguez and 54-year-old Manuel Avila Salazar. Investigators say Rodriguez was driving a 2006 Chrysler Sebring when she collided with a construction truck early Monday morning

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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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