Millerton Lake News

9/20/2018 8:48:00 PM
MSN
Sept. 20--A coalition of local leaders gathered Thursday at the Friant-Kern Canal near Millerton Lake to formally launch the Yes on Prop 3 campaign in support of a state water bond they say would brin...

9/20/2018 4:19:00 PM
The Fresno Bee
A coalition of local leaders gathered Thursday at the Friant-Kern Canal near Millerton Lake to formally launch the Yes on Prop 3 campaign in support of a state water bond they say would bring billions ...

9/20/2018 1:08:00 PM
MSN
Load Error On Brown's desk earlier this week was a bill that would have expanded Millerton Lake State Recreation Area to include the San Joaquin River Parkway. Authored by Fresno Assemblyman Joaquin A...

9/18/2018 4:56:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
The bill was introduced by Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula, in which the Millerton Lake State Recreation Park expansion would include the San Joaquin River Parkway and 5,900 acres along the river ...

9/10/2018 9:26:00 PM
KSEE
Fresno, Calif. - Park rangers patrolling Millerton Lake say the summer boating season has come to an end and we've learned there were more boating accidents reported this year than in each of the last ...

9/5/2018 10:44:00 PM
KSEE
Fresno, California - A teenager says he's lucky to be alive. For the first time he's sharing his eyewitness account of being run over by a boat on Millerton Lake. Bryant Howard was kind enough to spea...

9/3/2018 11:40:00 PM
KSEE
Boaters at Millerton Lake calling the day calmer. Rangers agreeing it's one of the slower holiday weekends, but saying safety has improved in recent years, and should always be a priority. Reporting a...

8/11/2018 11:20:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
A boat packed with eight people caught fire Saturday afternoon on Millerton Lake. Officials say nearby boaters helped rescue all eight passengers before first responders arrived. Two people were treat...

8/7/2018 10:34:00 PM
Turlock Journal
Then she petitioned to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the California State Department of Parks and Recreation and got approved at Millerton Lake, but they allotted the space for cabins instead. It ...

7/29/2018 7:30:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
A 19-year-old man is dead after drowning in Millerton Lake Sunday afternoon. Officials say they got a call about a possible drowning just after 2 p.m. When they arrived, family members of the man told ...

7/29/2018 3:55:00 PM
The Fresno Bee
The body of a swimmer was recovered near the La Playa beach recreation area at Millerton Lake on Sunday afternoon. The person drowned while attempting to swim to a rock, according to Fresno County She...

7/26/2018 5:11:00 AM
Hanford Sentinel
The Water Infrastructure Authority was seeking $1 billion in state bond funds for Temperance Flat, which would be located on the San Joaquin Valley above Millerton Lake, northeast of Fresno. The new r...

7/24/2018 3:36:00 PM
Sacramento
Granite cliffs in Sequoia National Park in the southern Sierra Nevada Before checking in at Bear Creek, however, I drove farther south from Merced, aiming to cool off—the temperature was hovering arou...

7/23/2018 12:09:00 AM
KQED
Mario Santoyo points to the site proposed for Temperance Flat Dam, which would essentially create an extension of Millerton Lake near Fresno. (Jeffrey Hess) “That’s all we’re trying to do today,” says ...

7/19/2018
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

7/13/2018 8:07:00 AM
Sacramento Bee
It became obvious in early 2017 that subsidence had become an urgent issue. Record rainfalls that winter had raised reservoir levels at Millerton Lake behind the dam, and canal operators prepared to r...

7/4/2018 5:14:00 PM
KSEE
FRIANT, Calif. - Thousands of people are celebrating this Independence Day on the water. Millerton Lake was filled with boaters and swimmers. And, it's the first year that boat drivers under the age o...

6/5/2018 5:04:00 PM
The Modesto Bee
Compiled by Dave Hurley and usually edited by Roger George, a former Olympic-class decathlete at Fresno State and striper record-holder at Millerton Lake and who now guides in the greater Fresno area. This week, Roger is on his first fishing trip to Alaska.

6/3/2018 11:36:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
He was not wearing a lifejacket when he fell off a houseboat. Millerton Lake has not had any drownings so far this year. California State Park rangers hope weak swimmers rent one of their free life jackets or swim in an area where a lifeguard is watching.

6/3/2018 11:29:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
He was not wearing a lifejacket when he fell off a houseboat. Millerton Lake has not had any drownings so far this year. California State Park rangers hope weak swimmers rent one of their free life jackets or swim in an area where a lifeguard is watching.

5/25/2018 3:11:00 PM
The Fresno Bee
The San Joaquin River Conservancy was created to manage and develop the San Joaquin River Parkway, a 22-mile recreation area from Millerton Lake to Highway 99. Fast forward 26 year years: That vision is still unrealized and in need of immediate attention ...

5/24/2018 6:28:00 AM
m.sfgate.com
Campsites available: Clear Lake State Park, Folsom Lake State Park, Lake Oroville State Rec Area, Millerton Lake SRA, San Luis Reservoir SRA, Turlock Lake SRA. Road opening: On Saturday, the Lassen Park Highway will open to bicycle traffic, a cool once-a ...

5/24/2018 5:00:00 AM
Hanford Sentinel
Proposition 1 was approved by voters to improve water delivery and expand water storage such as new reservoirs like the Temperance Flats project that would increase water storage by three times the capacity of Millerton Lake. State level bureaucracy as we ...

5/23/2018 1:38:00 PM
The Fresno Bee
The latest drowning in the gorge above Millerton Lake was a tragedy, but the danger of the area has not been well reported. The entire upper San Joaquin River is a hydroelectric generation water outlet. Some warnings exist, but much of the river doesn't ...

5/22/2018 9:43:00 PM
KSEE
Multiple agencies came together during Fresno County Fire’s spring exercise to sharpen their skills. Tuesday, they were out training at Millerton Lake. Firefighters said last year the heavy rainfall brought on some of the biggest fires. This year ...

5/21/2018 9:46:00 AM
Western Farm Press
Temperance Flat is the million-plus acre foot project proposed for the upper San Joaquin River watershed above Millerton Lake near Fresno. Sites Reservoir is the off-stream location that seeks to flood a small valley in western Colusa County (northern ...

5/21/2018 6:00:00 AM
The Fresno Bee
In our view, it is nearly impossible to restore the San Joaquin River without Temperance Flat Dam because the current reservoir at Millerton Lake is too small to meet these demands. Sacramento often has misplaced priorities that lead to shortchanging ...

5/16/2018 6:23:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
Searchers in a rescue boat prowled the shore of the rugged San Joaquin River Gorge on Wednesday. It's the fifth day of the search for missing 18-year-old Jared Gardner. He and two girls were swept into the river on Saturday. The two girls escaped the ...

5/16/2018 6:15:00 PM
Los Angeles Times
Among the catchments is Millerton Lake, the reservoir behind the Friant Dam, which the federal government opened in 1942 about 20 miles north of Fresno. Temperance Flat would be built at the upstream end of Millerton Lake, but because so much of the San ...

5/15/2018 5:31:00 PM
KSEE
Officials with the South-Central California Area Office of The Bureau of Reclamation said the water release eventually flows into Millerton Lake. They were able to calculate the inflow of water they received around the time the hikers were at the Gorge ...

5/14/2018 1:39:00 PM
The Modesto Bee
Woodrum said there are about 10 personnel from the office conducting the search-and-rescue mission, as well as Millerton Lake State Park Rangers. Foster said of their efforts, "We are beyond grateful."

5/14/2018 8:39:00 AM
The Fresno Bee
Search-and-rescue teams scanned the area throughout the weekend and continue their search Monday morning. Woodrum says there are about 10 personnel from the office conducting the search-and-rescue mission, as well as Millerton Lake State Park Rangers.

5/10/2018 5:00:00 AM
The Fresno Bee
What did they think would happen? In addition, the Department of Fish and Wildlife also flatly rejected the notion that a larger reservoir upstream of Millerton Lake would benefit federally mandated but imperiled salmon runs. While Temperance Flat backers ...

5/8/2018 6:30:00 AM
Hanford Sentinel
The Water Infrastructure Authority is seeking $1 billion in state bond funds for the proposed 1.3 million acre-feet reservoir to be located north of Fresno above Millerton Lake. The project is projected to cost more than $3 billion. Worthley pointed out ...

5/8/2018 5:08:00 AM
Hanford Sentinel
The Water Infrastructure Authority is seeking $1 billion in state bond funds for the proposed 1.3 million acre-feet reservoir to be located north of Fresno above Millerton Lake. The project is projected to cost more than $3 billion. Worthley pointed out ...

5/7/2018 5:00:00 PM
The San Francisco Examiner
Mono Wind is northeast of Fresno, about a ½-hour’s easy country drive past the Friant Dam and Millerton Lake on the way to Shaver Lake, a popular Sierra vacation spot. Its poker room is temporarily closed. For those who prefer them, the 10,000-square ...

5/5/2018 11:49:00 PM
Chico Enterprise-Record
It actually would be built in the upper reaches of Millerton Lake. Picture building a dam under the Oro-Quincy Highway bridge over Lake Oroville, and raising the water level in the South and Middle forks of the lake. That’s Temperance Flat. Which of the ...

5/4/2018 10:37:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
Supporters say building another massive dam in the middle of Millerton Lake would provide irrigation water for farmers and drinking water for cities and towns, but funding for the project was judged primarily on environmental benefits. Assembly Member Jim ...

5/3/2018 8:45:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
The proposed $2.7 billion dam would create a new reservoir that would hold more than one million acre-feet of water above Millerton Lake. At Thursday's meeting, commissioners said the project would be eligible for $500 million. That's more than the ...

5/3/2018 7:41:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
The proposed $2.7 billion dam would create a new reservoir that would hold more than one million acre-feet of water above Millerton Lake. Commissioners awarded the project $500 million, which is significantly more than the $171 million that the Commission ...

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