Millerton Lake News

1/17/2019 6:50:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
Meanwhile, the water level at Millerton Lake is at 60% capacity. The Bureau of Reclamation says there is room to handle runoff and snowmelt though out the rainy season from the Friant Dam down ...

1/8/2019
Patsy Mercer
Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be increased by…

1/3/2019 4:04:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
There is an age requirement for kids - they must be ten or older. See a Bald Eagle Head to Millerton Lake this weekend for a chance to see a Bald Eagle in its wintertime habitat. Each year the ...

12/24/2018 9:11:00 PM
MSN
Dec. 24--The developers of a proposed 942-acre community of homes and businesses adjacent to the town of Friant near Millerton Lake were dealt a split decision by the California Supreme Court over the ...

12/15/2018 4:00:00 PM
traveltips.usatoday.com
Millerton Lake (parks.ca.gov), about 15 miles north of Fresno, gives kayakers a chance to perfect their skills paddling along the shoreline and in the lake’s many coves and inlets. Fishing is popular ...

12/6/2018 9:15:00 AM
The Fresno Bee
More water storage is needed, but unlike so many local politicians (as well as the farmers who own them) he seems to recognize a new dam behind Millerton Lake isn’t the only solution. Nor even the bes...

11/27/2018 8:11:00 PM
The Fresno Bee
A man was taken to the hospital in critical condition Tuesday night after he was hit by a car in Friant, according to Sgt. James Del Carlo with the California Highway Patrol. The pedestrian, a man in ...

11/27/2018 9:34:00 AM
The Fresno Bee
Compiled by Dave Hurley and 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. Telepho...

11/22/2018 1:02:00 PM
The Fresno Bee
That’s how it was until Friant Dam blocked the river in 1948 and the water stored in Millerton Lake was diverted to farms on the Valley’s east side as part of the federal Central Valley Project. But u...

11/20/2018 4:43:00 PM
KSEE
The DA said the teens were at a party near Sky Harbor near Millerton Lake the night before the crash. The court document say said at 11:50pm, just hours before the crash, Lopez sent Alvarez Maravilla ...

11/20/2018 1:07:00 PM
The Fresno Bee
Compiled by Dave Hurley and 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. Telepho...

11/13/2018 11:36:00 AM
The Fresno Bee
Compiled by Dave Hurley and 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. Telepho...

11/7/2018 6:24:00 PM
BakersfieldNow
They didn't. The Friant-Kern is like a big water highway. It delivers water from Millerton Lake to farms all over the South Valley. An Eyewitness News analysis found that the canal is directly ...

10/28/2018 4:07:00 PM
Redding Record Searchlight
Some of Nunes earliest legislation as a congressman sought to fast-track construction of the Temperance Flat Dam near Millerton Lake in Fresno County. Years later, though, that dam remains unbuilt — m...

10/25/2018 11:00:00 AM
The Fresno Bee
He plans to re-introduce it next year if re-elected. He also testified in support of the proposed Temperance Flat Dam on the San Joaquin River, upstream from Millerton Lake. State officials ultimately ...

10/24/2018 12:24:00 PM
KXTV
Dam projects in the San Joaquin Valley face steeper hurdles. The $3 billion Temperance Flat proposal entails a 602-foot-high dam just behind Millerton Lake. It would be the first new dam in California ...

10/24/2018 11:58:39 AM
KXTV-TV Sacramento
Dam projects in the San Joaquin Valley face steeper hurdles. The $3 billion Temperance Flat proposal entails a 602-foot-high dam just behind Millerton Lake. It would be the first new dam in California ...

10/10/2018 3:26:00 PM
The Fresno Bee
Gladding, 43, was out running and training for a marathon. The young couple had been up on Sky Harbor Road near Millerton Lake and were returning to Fresno, the CHP said. Alvarez Maravilla was arreste...

9/26/2018 5:28:00 PM
The Fresno Bee
Every year, Friant delivers water from Millerton Lake via the 152-mile Friant-Kern Canal and 35-mile Madera Canal to more than 18,000 farms and nearly 160,000 families and businesses. Friant is one of ...

9/25/2018 2:14:00 PM
KMJ Now News Talk Radio
Investigators have established that Rogelio Alvarez-Maravilla was on Sky Harbour Road, near Millerton Lake and Table Mountain Casino, in the hours before the collision on Sunday September 16th. The su...

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 5:03:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
Maynor Barahona Castillo, 18, 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 ...

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 ...

7/17/2018 1:35:00 PM
traveltips.usatoday.com
Commercial RV parks are closer to the highway, but some of them cater to big-rigs and prohibit tent campers. Millerton Lake State Recreation Area (parks.ca.gov), about 20 miles north of downtown Clovi...

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.

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