Millerton Lake News

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 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 ...

5/3/2018 11:44:00 AM
The Fresno Bee
If built, it would have the capacity to store 1.3 million acre feet of water. That is roughly three times more than Millerton Lake east of Friant and downstream from the Temperance location. Among those supporting the reservoir were state and local elected ...

5/2/2018 9:05:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
The two sides disagree on how much public benefit the project would provide. The proposal calls for building a dam upstream from the existing Friant Dam above Millerton Lake. It would stand more than 600 feet high and have the capability to store more than ...

5/2/2018 12:45:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
The proposal calls for building a dam upstream from the existing Friant Dam-- above Millerton Lake. It would stand more than 600 feet high and have the capability to store more than one million acre-feet of water.

5/1/2018 10:50:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
The primary challenge is water. Operational problems have occurred in pumping the water out of Millerton Lake for the entire "New Town" area. The county will impose fees of nearly $18,000 for water and sewer connections for each home. Several thousand ...

4/24/2018 11:45:00 AM
Hanford Sentinel
filed an application with the California Water Commission in August 2017 asking for $1 billion of Proposition 1 water bond money to build the dam north of Fresno above Millerton Lake. Altogether, the Water Commission is expected to allot around $2.7 ...

4/24/2018 6:45:00 AM
Hanford Sentinel
filed an application with the California Water Commission in August 2017 asking for $1 billion of Proposition 1 water bond money to build the dam north of Fresno above Millerton Lake. Altogether, the Water Commission is expected to allot around $2.7 ...

4/20/2018 11:29:00 PM
KSEE
The project would dam the San Joaquin River and allow 1.3 million acre feet of new storage space above Millerton Lake. The authority has been asking for about $1 billion in Prop One funding. With the current public benefit ratio of 0.38, the project would ...

4/20/2018 6:05:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
The project would dam the San Joaquin River and would allow 1.3 million acre-feet of water to be stored above Millerton Lake northeast of Fresno, which itself stores about a half million acre-feet of water Earlier the project was given a public benefit ...

4/20/2018 4:47:00 PM
KSEE
Temperance Flat, which would be a reservoir containing 1.3 million acre-feet of new storage space above Millerton Lake northeast of Fresno, is one of the state's two largest proposals seeking to be awarded some of the $2.7 billion in Proposition 1 funding ...

4/20/2018 1:59:00 PM
The Fresno Bee
Plans call for a structure that would be 655 feet high and hold back almost 1.3 million acre-feet of water. That’s about three times more than Millerton Lake east of Friant, which is downstream from the Temperance location.

4/17/2018 5:52:00 PM
The Modesto 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. Telephone numbers are in 559 calling area unless noted.

3/27/2018 1:26:00 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. Telephone numbers are in 559 calling area unless noted.

3/16/2018 5:28:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
The state says that most of California's reservoirs are now at nearly normal levels for this time in the season. Millerton Lake is 65% full, which is 96% of capacity. Pine Flat is 55% full or at 100% of normal for this time of year. More could be coming ...

3/8/2018 4:42:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
The Fresno City Council has voted to sign a resolution opposing the possible expansion of Millerton Lake State Recreation Park. Under a bill introduced by Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula, the expansion would include the San Joaquin River Parkway and 5,900 ...

3/6/2018 10:22:00 PM
Valley Public Radio
The bill by Fresno Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula would expand the existing Millerton Lake State Recreation Area along the 22-mile stretch of public and private riverbottom land between Friant Dam and Highway 99. State management could help solve an ...

3/6/2018 6:15:00 PM
ABC30 Action News
Under a bill introduced by Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula, the Millerton Lake State Recreation Park expansion would include the San Joaquin River Parkway and 5,900 acres along the river between Friant Dam and Highway 99. "Currently the way that it's ...

3/6/2018 5:49:00 PM
AgAlert
"We're at the mercy of Mother Nature. This is part of the game." Part of the game includes watching reservoir levels. Millerton Lake behind Friant Dam was running at 97 percent of average for this time of year as of this week, according to DWR, while ...

3/4/2018 7:00:00 AM
The Fresno Bee
As a potential solution, Arambula has introduced legislation to expand the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area downstream to include the San Joaquin River Parkway. Assembly Bill 3218 would bring the 22-mile parkway under the state parks umbrella and ...

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