Millerton Lake News

7/31/2015 6:05:00 AM
The Sentinel
A proposal to expand Millerton Lake with a new dam upstream at Temperance Flat has won bipartisan support from Valley lawmakers. Feinstein’s bill would authorize $600 million for water storage projects – not enough to build a major dam, but enough to…

7/29/2015 6:18:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Every weekend training run I did, he was there with me.” The two trained for what would be a final time the day before the accident on a run near Millerton Lake, Campos said. Campos and Reyes finished 1-2 at last year’s Wascally Wabbit Half Marathon…

7/22/2015 12:37:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Among the contenders is Temperance Flat Dam, which would expand water storage above Millerton Lake. Orth worked on many projects in KRCD, a public agency formed in 1951 managing such resources as water, power and the environment for agriculture…

7/22/2015
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook July 22…

7/17/2015 1:14:00 PM
YourCentralValley
Below is information provided by Ranger Supervisor Steve Barber (Press Release) FRIANT, Calif. -California State Parks at Millerton Lake State Recreation Area will celebrate the 1st Annual Kids' Safety Day Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m…

7/15/2015 6:03:00 AM
The Sentinel
One proposal would add a second dam on the San Joaquin River above Millerton Lake at a site know as Temperance Flat. Supervisors fear that if the agency is successful in drawing down funding, Kings could lose out to other counties pushing for their own pet…

7/14/2015 9:24:00 PM
The Modesto Bee
Water has begun flowing out of Millerton Lake near Fresno for farmland in Stanislaus, Merced and Madera counties in a deal worked out with South Valley growers. Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his new peripheral tunnel plan – the state’s second try after…

7/14/2015 7:32:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Water burst out of Friant Dam Tuesday in a new release into the San Joaquin River. About 1,000 cubic feet per second was sent out from Friant Dam into the river under a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation plan to deliver water to farmers on the west side of the Valley…

7/13/2015 3:29:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Federal officials Tuesday will begin releasing a disputed allotment of San Joaquin River water from Millerton Lake to a group of west San Joaquin Valley growers with water rights dating back to the 1870s. East-Valley growers last week had argued the…

7/10/2015 3:19:00 PM
Fresno Bee
The letter was sent in May to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, owner of the Friant Dam at Millerton Lake. The letter explains an east-west water deal that would provide a small amount of water to east-siders, who face zero deliveries this year for the…

7/2/2015 1:08:00 AM
News Week
above Millerton Lake north of Fresno. Had the gigantic Klamath River diversion project not likewise been canceled in the 1970s, the resulting Ah Pah reservoir would have been the state’s largest man-made reservoir. At two-thirds the size of Lake Mead…

6/30/2015 10:35:00 PM
Fresno Bee
This year he is expecting about 120,000. Closer to home, Millerton Lake campsites are almost all booked up. All sites with electrical and sewage hookups have been taken, according to Mark DeLeon, supervising state park ranger. Traditional campsites are…

6/30/2015 5:27:00 PM
ABC 30 News
The Roseville Police Department said they have arrested Kyle Snipes, who is wanted for questioning following a deadly officer involved shooting last week. The Fresno County Sheriff's Office said Snipes was arrested on Monday night on a parole hold and a…

6/26/2015 2:10:00 PM
Fresno Bee
The authority represents federal Central Valley Project customers who buy San Joaquin River water from Millerton Lake. The project water is sent to 15,000 growers and several small communities on more than 1 million acres along the San Joaquin Valley’s…

6/26/2015 12:17:00 AM
YourCentralValley
A massive manhunt through the wilderness of Madera County is underway, specifically in the area north of Millerton Lake. A massive manhunt through the wilderness of Madera County is underway, specifically in the area north of Millerton Lake. Madera County…

6/25/2015 10:31:00 PM
Fresno Bee
A man was shot and killed by a Fresno County deputy sheriff early Thursday after a standoff in the Madera County foothills. Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said the deputy fired two shots after the man pointed a rifle at officers. A woman is in custody…

6/25/2015 7:01:00 PM
ABC 30 News
The Madera County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting involving a Fresno County sheriff's deputy that left one person dead. It happened around 4 a.m. Thursday north of Millerton Lake. The deputy-involved shooting turned into a SWAT standoff after…

6/25/2015 5:37:00 PM
ABC 30 News
The Madera County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting involving a Fresno County sheriff's deputy that left one suspect dead. It happened around 4 a.m. Thursday near Hildreth and High Water, north of Millerton Lake. The deputy-involved shooting…

6/25/2015 12:55:00 PM
ABC 30 News
The Madera County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting involving a Fresno County Sheriff's deputy that left one suspect dead. It happened around 4 a.m. Thursday near Hildreth and High Water, north of Millerton Lake. The officer involved shooting…

6/25/2015 8:57:00 AM
YourCentralValley
A crew is at an active scene for an officer-involved shooting in Madera County. A crew is at an active scene for an officer-involved shooting in Madera County. According to the Madera Sheriff's Office, the incident started as a pursuit on Friant road, near…

6/21/2015 11:50:00 PM
KMPH Fox 26
A third wildfire started around noon Sunday, in the area of Road 211 and Red Tail Road. That's less than ten miles north of Millerton Lake. Crews were able to contain the fire to about 130 acres. As of Sunday night, the fire was 20 percent contained…

6/21/2015 5:22:00 PM
Fresno Bee
The Cal Fire representative did not know how many people were evacuated but said there are around 30 homes in the community some 13 miles north of Millerton Lake. Just after 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office announced most of the…

6/18/2015
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook for June 18…

6/17/2015 5:50:00 PM
Fresno Bee
I’ve learned that Bonadelle Neighborhoods has installed synthetic standard in its Bella Vista development, near Millerton Lake, since 2013. Readers emailed and called to give me an earful on why the product is bad for the environment. “Synthetic turf…

6/9/2015 7:36:00 PM
ABC 30 News
Two drivers on prescription drugs are accused of killing three people. Action News first reported about Jeannine and Ken Balderrama dying on Friday up near Millerton Lake. But hours earlier, David Torres was also killed in Central Fresno. "He was taken…

6/9/2015 12:58:00 PM
Visalia Times-Delta
Near and dear to the hearts of Tulare County residents is storage, specifically the Temperance Flat dam project at Millerton Lake. Herrera said that of the pool of money, $2.7 billion is allocated for dams and other storage systems. She emphasized that the…

6/7/2015 11:17:00 PM
ABC 30 News
Ken Balderrama and his wife, Jeannine, died in a crash Friday afternoon. It happened on Auberry Road near Millerton Road in Fresno County. 38-year-old Denise Lago is in the Fresno County jail on several felony charges. Sheriff's deputies say she was under…

6/7/2015 1:53:00 PM
Fresno Bee
The Fresno County coroner identified the two people who were killed Friday night in a four-vehicle crash near Millerton Lake. Kenneth Balderrama, 49, and Jennine Balderrama, 50, both of Fresno, were riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle that was struck by a…

6/6/2015 7:19:00 PM
ABC 30 News
Action News is learning more about the driver accused of killing two motorcyclists near Millerton Lake on Friday. Authorities have now identified her as Denise Lago, 38, of Auberry. The California Highway Patrol says Lago was under the influence of…

6/5/2015 5:34:00 PM
ABC 30 News
The California Highway Patrol said a 38-year-old driver has been arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of prescription drugs following a crash that left two people dead. The collision was reported at about 3:40 p.m. Friday near Auberry and…

6/5/2015 1:00:00 AM
Fresno Bee
Two people were killed Friday evening after a collision that involved four vehicles near Millerton Lake. The driver of a white Chevrolet pickup, Denise Lago, 38, of Auberry, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescribed medication…

5/29/2015 5:00:00 PM
Yahoo News
An increased focus on safety at Millerton Lake this Memorial Day after lifeguards pulled a teenager from the water Sunday. Rangers tell us the girl is still in intensive care tonight at Valley Children's Hospital…

5/27/2015 4:25:00 PM
Visalia Times-Delta
From Reclamation’s perspective, the plan would leave water that the Exchange Contractors are otherwise entitled to in Millerton Lake, making it available for Friant Division contractors, rather than Reclamation having to make equivalent releases down the…

5/26/2015 10:37:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Fresno bought nearly 3,000 acre-feet of Millerton Lake water last week for $1 million — a deal so uncommon this year that I had to read reporter George Hostetter’s story twice. On the open water market, the Millerton water might be worth five times…

5/26/2015 5:51:00 AM
TheSacramento Bee
A 16-year-old girl is in critical condition after emergency responders pulled her from Millerton Lake about 20 miles north of Fresno. The Fresno Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1HItcAO) State Park Peace Officer Mark De Leon says the unidentified teen wasn't…

5/26/2015 5:33:00 AM
San Francisco Gate
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl is in critical condition after emergency responders pulled her from Millerton Lake about 20 miles north of Fresno. The Fresno Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1HItcAO) State Park Peace Officer Mark De Leon says the…

5/26/2015 5:31:00 AM
Associated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A 16-year-old girl is in critical condition after emergency responders pulled her from Millerton Lake about 20 miles north of Fresno. The Fresno Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1HItcAO) State Park Peace Officer Mark De Leon says the…

5/25/2015 9:11:00 PM
ABC 30 News
An increased focus on safety at Millerton Lake this Memorial Day after lifeguards pulled a teenager from the water Sunday. Rangers tell us the girl is still in intensive care tonight at Valley Children's Hospital. Hundreds of people have been out here…

5/25/2015 6:31:00 PM
YourCentralValley
Cal Fire crews are working to put out a fire burning off Auberry Road in Fresno County. A 10-acre brush fire is burning near Millerton Lake in Fresno County. Cal Fire crews are working to contain the fire, which was reported around 4:30 p.m. near Auberry…

5/25/2015 5:06:00 PM
Fresno Bee
A 16-year-old girl was attempting to rescue her younger brother at Millerton Lake when she went underwater, State Park Peace Officer Mark De Leon said Monday. The boy, who wasn’t a skilled swimmer, was having a hard time when his sister went into the…

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