Millerton Lake News

5/21/2015 10:43:00 PM
Fresno Bee
The council first gave staff approval to buy 2,990 acre-feet of water now stored at Millerton Lake. The price is $1.1 million. The money is in hand. The purchase will not affect rates. City officials had once feared the historic four-year drought would…

5/20/2015 2:39:00 PM
Western Farm Press
Among proposed storage projects are construction of a dam at Temperance Flat upstream from Millerton Lake and Sites Reservoir located north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Green said backers of a Temperance Flat project should seek to show that…

5/19/2015 9:36:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Robin McGehee and Karen Johnston are school-girl giddy as they look out at their picturesque foothill property near Millerton Lake and point out the spot where they will exchange vows, the under-construction cocktail bar and the concrete slab dotted with…

5/18/2015 1:00:00 AM
Fresno Bee
The City Council on Thursday will figure out what to do with them. The item before the council is simple: Should Fresno buy nearly 3,000 acre feet of water from Millerton Lake? California, of course, is in the middle of a fourth straight year of terrible…

5/13/2015 10:46:00 PM
Fresno Bee
The team practices two to three times a week at Woodward Park. Some days they will ride to Millerton Lake or hold weekend practice sessions at the assortment of mountain biking trails in the foothills. For supplies, the team relies on outside help…

5/12/2015 1:16:00 PM
YourCentralValley
"We really should be spending it on water infrastructure. In this case, Temperance Flat Dam, up on Millerton Lake that would increase the volume of water up there for us by four times," Steve Brandau, from Fresno City Council, said. The funding for the…

5/8/2015 2:23:00 PM
The Business Insider
Reservoir banks that were once underwater at Millerton Lake on the San Joaquin River in Friant, a town just north of Fresno in California's Central Valley…

5/7/2015 12:40:00 PM
The Daily Express
California’s reservoirs like this one at Millerton Lake on the San Joaquin river east of San Francisco should be underwater but now are almost bone dry. The drought, one of the worst ever, is now in its fourth year. Similar reservoir scenes have been…

5/6/2015 7:28:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Fresno County firefighters and community leaders gathered Wednesday afternoon before a depleted Millerton Lake to raise awareness about this year’s wildfire season during the state’s fourth year of drought. Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott said in face of…

5/6/2015 2:31:00 PM
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Reservoir banks that used to be underwater are seen at Millerton Lake, on the San Joaquin River, in Friant, California, United States May 6, 2015. California's snowpack, which generally provides about a third of the state's water, is at its lowest level on…

5/4/2015
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook for April 30…

4/27/2015 5:47:00 PM
Fresno Bee
The group also owns and operates the massive canal that sends Millerton Lake water more than 150 miles south to Kern County. The authority defends farm water rights for 15,000 growers along the east side of the San Joaquin Valley. It’s a public agency…

4/25/2015 11:15:00 PM
Fresno Bee
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…

4/23/2015 11:56:00 PM
Fresno Bee
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…

4/20/2015 6:04:00 PM
Fresno Bee
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…

4/17/2015 12:33:00 AM
YourCentralValley
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…

4/16/2015 10:23:00 AM
KMPH Fox 26
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…

4/16/2015 1:29:00 AM
KMPH Fox 26
Those interested in purchasing can go directly to the product listing, here: LinkedIn Marketing Secrets 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. Because there is…

4/15/2015 8:36:00 PM
ABC 30 News
The words brought one commissioner to tears. Temperance Flat Dam would be built above Millerton Lake at a cost of about $2.5 billion dollars. But support for the project was not unanimous at the hearing. Steve Klassen said, "You can't store water in a 3 or…

4/15/2015 6:43:00 PM
KMPH Fox 26
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. Because there is very little snow melt the water situation won't be getting any better for the rest of the spring and summer…

4/15/2015 6:10:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Volunteers can take part Saturday in the California State Parks Foundation’s 17th Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup at Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, northeast of Fresno. It is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 5290 Millerton Road. The parks…

4/10/2015 3:39:00 PM
Fresno Bee
In other words, the moment has arrived for people to make their points about creating a bigger reservoir above Millerton Lake. This is all about the $7.5 billion water bond, Prop. 1, which voters approved last November. About $2.7 billion is intended for…

4/8/2015 5:50:00 PM
The Business Insider
And they did so at an affordable price. This was the first time in Bowles' history the company — along with other west-side farmers — exercised its rights to take their allotment from Millerton Lake. Michael says he didn't want to put a call on his…

4/7/2015 12:33:00 PM
Truth Out
And they did so at an affordable price. This was the first time in Bowles’ history the company — along with other west-side farmers — exercised its rights to take their allotment from Millerton Lake. Michael says he didn’t want to put a call on his…

4/7/2015 7:48:00 AM
Truth Out
And they did so at an affordable price. This was the first time in Bowles’ history the company — along with other west-side farmers — exercised its rights to take their allotment from Millerton Lake. Michael says he didn’t want to put a call on his…

4/6/2015 7:44:00 PM
RT
Their actions allowed them to make 13,500 acre-feet (4.4 billion gallons) of water, from a reservoir known as Millerton Lake, available to east-side farmers who had been cut off. And they did so at an affordable price ? $250 an acre-foot ? rather than…

4/4/2015 8:55:00 AM
Climate Central
And they did so at an affordable price. This was the first time in Bowles’ history the company — along with other west-side farmers — exercised its rights to take their allotment from Millerton Lake. Michael says he didn’t want to put a call on his…

4/3/2015 10:20:00 AM
Fresno Bee
The water shortage is also threatening the long-term health of about 50,000 acres of citrus groves that typically receive water from Millerton Lake via the Friant-Kern Canal. “Those 50,000 acres mean many jobs,” Ishida said. “There is a way to help…

4/3/2015 12:09:00 AM
ABC 30 News
Ishida explained, "And that is for the Bureau of Reclamation to allow flows from Millerton Lake through Terra Bella so we can add groundwater into the system so we can keep our trees alive." Local officials were thankful the governor's plan calls for water…

4/2/2015 8:57:00 PM
Fresno Bee
The water shortage is also threatening the long-term health of about 50,000 acres of citrus groves that typically receive water from Millerton Lake via the Friant-Kern Canal. “Those 50,000 acres mean many jobs,” Ishida said. “There is a way to help…

4/2/2015 4:06:00 AM
Quartz
And they did so at an affordable price. This was the first time in Bowles’ history the company—along with other west-side farmers—exercised its rights to take their allotment from Millerton Lake. Michael says he didn’t want to put a call on his…

3/31/2015 3:16:00 PM
Capital Press
Last year was the first time since then that water had to be taken from Millerton Lake, which is behind Friant Dam, to fulfill the contracts. The CVP has to meet the senior rights holders’ contracts before it can begin providing water to other users…

3/26/2015 7:53:00 PM
The Collegian
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…

3/26/2015
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook for March 26, 2015…

3/18/2015 7:00:00 PM
Fresno Bee
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…

3/12/2015 10:49:00 AM
ABC 30 News
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…

3/11/2015 9:32:00 PM
Fresno Bee
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…

3/10/2015 8:54:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Fresno County also has about 6,800 homes planned and more than 100 acres of commercial space proposed in the Friant and Millerton Lake area. Alternative transportation also is part of the study, and it will explore mass transit, biking and pedestrian…

3/9/2015 10:00:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Fresno County also has about 6,800 homes planned and more than 100 acres of commercial space proposed in the Friant and Millerton Lake area. Alternative transportation also is part of the study, and it will explore mass transit, biking and pedestrian…

3/9/2015 7:40:00 PM
Western Farm Press
Last year over 200,000 acre feet of Friant water from Millerton Lake near Fresno was channeled down the San Joaquin River to the Mendota Pool to meet federal obligations with exchange contractors – these are the senior-rights holders that includes…

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