Millerton Lake News

2/20/2017 5:21:00 PM
Fresno Bee
At the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, 84 customers were said to be without power after a power pole broke there, Boyles said. The exact causes for power outages in at least three other areas around Fresno were not determined. The larger outage was ...

2/19/2017 8:22:00 PM
speedhunters.com
Cruising The Lake Our destination for the afternoon was Millerton Lake, a popular recreation spot for Central Valley residents that also happens to be surrounded by some very cool driving roads. On summer weekends the place is typically filled with boaters ...

2/16/2017 12:38:00 PM
Sierra Star
A flood warning also remains in place along the San Joaquin River, he said, due to excessive releases from Friant Dam out of Millerton Lake. A Winter Storm Warning was also issued from 7 a.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday from Yosemite to Kern County ...

2/13/2017 10:42:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Water released through Friant Dam roars down to the San Joaquin River on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Recent storms have filled Millerton Lake. “Oroville is an earth-filled dam. Earth-filled dams can be eroded away,” he said. By contrast, Friant Dam ...

2/13/2017 7:36:00 PM
4 Traders
In 1997, rain fell on top of a big snowpack and water rushed into Millerton Lake, but the dam did not overflow, he said. Still, it can't be ruled out. "We completed a special investigation this year of what would happen if the dam were overtopped," he said.

2/12/2017 11:49:00 PM
ABC 30 News
It's likely the result of authorities releasing nearly 70,000 gallons of water each second from Millerton Lake Sunday morning. Residents at the mobile home community in Madera County are dealing with high water levels after officials increased the amount ...

2/12/2017 4:41:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Several irrigation districts in the Friant Division of the Central Valley Project are taking Millerton Lake water to use for recharge programs, said Doug DeFlitch, chief operations officer at Friant Water Authority. I’m excited. It’s going to help the ...

2/11/2017 11:56:00 PM
ABC 30 News
Ruggeri says it was a frightening experience, and he's worried it'll happening again. Up the river at Millerton Lake, authorities will release nearly 70,000 gallons of water Sunday. It'll add water to the San Joaquin River that's inching its way toward ...

2/11/2017 1:11:00 PM
www.facebook.com
Christina Graham — 5 starMillerton Lake is a beautiful lake. It has a rugged beauty. It's great for boating and has several swimming areas. I like how there are areas for picnicking with benches and tables spread about the lake. The water is clear and ...

2/10/2017 6:32:00 PM
ABC 30 News
"We keep in contact with the people that run the dam up there, they keep us informed." Flows at Millerton Lake remain up thanks to Friday's storm. And with more water coming in than going out, Friant Dam officials are expected to release more water into ...

2/10/2017 1:10:00 PM
YourCentralValley
They told residents that the Friant Dam will be releasing a lot of water this weekend from Millerton Lake, that dam sits just above the mobile home park. People should monitor water levels and conditions in your area. In North Fork evacuations still remain ...

2/7/2017 3:42:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Millerton Lake, North Fork, Chilkoot Meadow, Fish Camp and Catheys Valley. The weather service said excessive rainfall over the areas will cause mudslides near steep terrain. The mudslides can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

2/7/2017 12:13:00 PM
Sierra Sun Times
Clovis, Yosemite South Entrance, Orosi, Orange Cove, Oakhurst, East Orosi, Yosemite Lakes, Bootjack, Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos, Mariposa, Batterson, Trimmer Springs, Park Ridge, El Portal, Crane Valley Reservoir, Mitchell Meadow, Millerton Lake ...

2/6/2017 5:02:00 PM
vidaenelvalle.com
Farm work is vital to Mendota. Silva is a member of the San Joaquín Valley Infrastructure advocating the construction of the Temperance Flat dam above Millerton Lake, and is very optimistic over the recent collection of water in the reservoirs.

2/3/2017 9:50:00 PM
Press Release Point
FRESNO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the proposed California State Parks Accessibility Improvements Project at Millerton Lake State ...

1/31/2017 10:31:00 PM
Sierra Star
Details: (209) 742-5579. The group will also offer a field trip to Millerton Lake, 7:30 a.m., Feb. 11. Contact Vern Johnson, roygbiv@nctv.com, for more information. The deadline to submit ads for the Madera County Visitor’s Book of Savings, a discount ...

1/27/2017 3:28:00 PM
Fresno Bee
A plentiful winter of rain and snowfall in the mountains east of Fresno are creating the potential for generating more water than the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation can store behind Friant Dam. So the city of Fresno is poised to take advantage of flood-control ...

1/27/2017
Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017.

1/24/2017 8:56:00 PM
Fresno Bee
We can’t lose sight of that. Craig Trombly, Department of Water Resources civil engineer Meanwhile on the east side of the Valley, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is raising Millerton Lake, which on Tuesday was 72 percent full. Inflow was about 14,422 ...

1/24/2017 7:19:00 PM
ABC 30 News
All the precipitation has worked its way into waterways like Millerton Lake in Fresno County - pushing water levels at an impressive rate following years of devastating drought. "January, for this part of the state, has been the second wettest since 1945 ...

1/24/2017 4:23:00 PM
TheSacramento Bee
We can’t lose sight of that. Craig Trombly, Department of Water Resources civil engineer Meanwhile on the east side of the Valley, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is raising Millerton Lake, which on Tuesday was 72 percent full. Inflow was about 14,422 ...

1/23/2017 8:23:00 PM
San Luis Obispo Tribune
We can’t lose sight of that. Craig Trombly, Department of Water Resources civil engineer Meanwhile on the east side of the Valley, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is raising Millerton Lake, which on Tuesday was 72 percent full. Inflow was about 14,422 ...

1/23/2017
Bakersfield
That began a daylong effort to dewater the canal, which had been flowing at 300 cubic feet per second with water coming down the Friant-Kern Canal from Millerton Lake. That is a very high flow, Collup said. Water from the Friant-Kern into the Arvin-Edison ...

1/19/2017 1:36:00 PM
The Collegian
“It’s still someone there that can give you comfort.” But on Jan. 6, Warkentin went to the casino restaurant looking over Millerton Lake. A worker at the casino stopped her and told her she needed to wear a bright green wristband. That had never ...

1/14/2017 6:09:00 PM
Bakersfield
Some of that is “extra” water from this season’s storms, some of it isn’t. For instance, local water agencies are getting a big slug of water out of Millerton Lake east of Fresno, which has been dumping water for the past week and a half for flood ...

1/13/2017 6:54:00 PM
Fresno Bee
A day after record-breaking rainfall, the central San Joaquin Valley began drying out Friday. Mountain roads reopened, and in good news, Millerton Lake north of Fresno steadily kept filling and water releases out of Friant Dam continued with powerful force ...

1/13/2017 5:07:00 AM
Central Valley Business Times
Last week Madera Irrigation District began receiving water from Millerton Lake and Hensley Lake to alleviate flood potential and begin groundwater recharge efforts. “MID’s Board of Directors encourages all district landowners to take advantage of this ...

1/11/2017 11:14:00 PM
KMPH Fox 26
the water came rushing so hard it just broke through." And here's why, this is the San Joaquin river gorge above Millerton lake. All of the rain we've been getting is now rushing into the river which is gushing into the lake. The amount of water flowing ...

1/10/2017 12:47:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Water is also being released from Millerton Lake, managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. It captures San Joaquin River water. There is a lot of pent-up demand for recharge basins and water-banking programs. Dan Vink, Lower Tule River Irrigation District ...

1/10/2017 1:19:00 AM
Manteca Bulletin
Friant Dam at Millerton Lake – the closest dam on the San Joaquin River – was only at 72 percent capacity. The land south of the San Joaquin River at Stewart Tract, which is now home to the River Islands subdivision, is now protected by massive super ...

1/10/2017 12:55:00 AM
YourCentralValley
Water is being released from Friant Dam and into the river above the mobile home park, so there isn't a repeat of a scene like this from 1997, when Millerton Lake filled up so fast, water poured over the dam and flooded the mobile home park. "We are no ...

1/9/2017 11:01:00 PM
KMPH Fox 26
For nearly a week water has been streaming out of Millerton Lake to make room for more runoff. Now scientists have arrived to study what impact the flood release is having on the San Joaquin River and its habitat. Scientists from the US Geological Survey ...

1/9/2017 10:17:00 AM
wunderground.com
Some of California’s reservoirs — Shasta, Don Pedro, Millerton Lake — are currently fuller than their historical mid-fall average. Others, however, remain drastically low. After more than a year of strict water-usage measures, policy makers ...

1/6/2017 7:12:00 PM
ABC 30 News
It's just water going down a channel which will, ultimately, go into the San Francisco Bay." Millerton Lake holds 520,000 acre-feet of water, but with more rain and more storm runoff expected as much as 300,000 acres of water may be released by the Bureau ...

1/6/2017 5:27:00 PM
ABC 30 News
It's just water going down a channel which will, ultimately, go into the San Francisco Bay." Millerton Lake holds 520,000 acre-feet of water, but with more rain and more storm runoff expected as much as 300,000 acres of water may be released by the Bureau ...

1/6/2017 4:42:00 PM
KMPH Fox 26
Since Wednesday a huge amount of water has been streaming out of Millerton Lake. Valley leaders say the volume of water being dumped into the San Joaquin River could fill Bulldog Stadium 10-thousand times in just one day. A number of Valley lawmakers faced ...

1/6/2017 4:30:00 PM
Fresno Bee
At Millerton Lake, water is already being released from Friant Dam to make space for the heavy precipitation expected in the area over the weekend. While a single, heavy-rain event does not erase the deficit created by the California drought, it – along ...

1/6/2017 2:49:00 PM
Fresno Bee
That’s more than two and a half times the capacity of Millerton Lake. With a dam at Temperance Flat, excess runoff could be captured and stored instead of having to release it into the San Joaquin River to make room for an impending deluge. The National ...

1/5/2017 6:35:00 PM
Valley Public Radio
The Bureau of Reclamation has started to increase releases out of Millerton Lake to clear way for water from a winter storm expected this weekend. That could mean the San Joaquin River below Friant Dam will flow at higher level than is usual for this time ...

1/5/2017 1:10:00 AM
ABC 30 News
But unlike in 1997 we are coming off of a drought and snow levels are only about half of normal and Millerton Lake is roughly 75-percent of capacity. "We had a full snowpack in the mountains, all the reservoirs were full. There was no control of what was ...

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