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2/28/2015 12:08:00 AM
Fresno Bee
This year could be worse, farm officials said. East Valley farmers had never experienced a zero allocation from Millerton Lake, as they did last year. The water in Millerton was sent to a group of west Valley growers who have rights dating back to the…

2/24/2015 11:34:00 PM
Fresno Bee
The bureau was forced to tap Millerton Lake last year for exchange contractor water. That left no water for the east-side growers — the first time that has ever happened to growers in the Friant Water Authority. A key to avoid tapping Millerton is the…

2/23/2015 2:30:29 PM
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2/19/2015 12:05:00 AM
bakersfieldcalifornian.com
Fortunately, there are some lakes up north that aren't nearly as affected as our local bodies of water. Millerton Lake, located just a little more than 2 hours from Bakersfield and only a few miles north of Fresno, is sitting at nearly 40 percent of capacity…

2/18/2015 4:23:00 PM
The Modesto Bee
It also captures San Joaquin River water in Millerton Lake and sends it to the Valley’s east side. On the east side, farmer Harvey Bailey figures he will need to use his 65 wells to irrigate 1,100 acres of citrus and olive trees in the Orange Cove area…

2/17/2015 11:08:00 PM
Merced Sun-Star
It also captures San Joaquin River water in Millerton Lake and sends it to the Valley’s east side. On the east side, farmer Harvey Bailey figures he will need to use his 65 wells to irrigate 1,100 acres of citrus and olive trees in the Orange Cove area…

2/14/2015 11:18:00 PM
Fresno Bee
It also captures San Joaquin River water in Millerton Lake and sends it to the Valley’s east side. On the east side, farmer Harvey Bailey figures he will need to use his 65 wells to irrigate 1,100 acres of citrus and olive trees in the Orange Cove area…

2/9/2015 12:15:00 AM
City Journal
above Millerton Lake north of Fresno. Had the gigantic Klamath River diversion project not likewise been canceled in the 1970s, the resulting Aw Paw reservoir would have been the state’s largest man-made reservoir. At two-thirds the size of Lake Mead…

2/6/2015 1:06:00 AM
ABC 30 News
California State Park rangers said at this time three years ago, Millerton Lake was at 50% of capacity. Now the lake is at 35% of normal…

2/4/2015 11:13:00 PM
Fresno Bee
“In this traditional Japanese art form, no part of the fish is wasted,” she says. She keeps a boat at Millerton Lake. She enjoys fishing Pine Flat Lake, Shaver Lake, Huntington Lake, Wishon Reservoir, and McClure and McSwain lakes near Merced. Her…

2/2/2015 2:39:00 PM
Western Farm Press
Friant’s chief concern is Millerton Lake near Fresno and the 520,500 acre feet of water capable of being stored behind Friant Dam. Millerton water is used to meet restoration flows on the San Joaquin River and is used by farms and cities for domestic and…

2/1/2015 4:47:00 PM
Fresno Bee
Last year when the landowners could not get enough supplies from the delta, the bureau tapped Millerton Lake to send San Joaquin River water to them. East-side farmers were left with no river water for the first time since Friant Dam was built decades ago…

1/27/2015 6:57:00 PM
Fresno Bee
The foothills at Friant and Millerton Lake have also been primed for development. Between the two areas, at least 10 residential and commercial developments are planned with more than 25,000 housing units expected in the years to come. Fresno County is…

1/26/2015 10:02:00 PM
Fresno Bee
The river water at Millerton Lake was instead sent to west Valley growers with San Joaquin water rights dating back to the 1800s. Friant did not dispute the west-side growers’ right to the river water, but east-side officials felt the State Water…

1/23/2015 6:58:00 AM
Chico Enterprise-Record
We were skeptical. There was no specific language in the bond that the money would go to Sites Reservoir west of Maxwell or Temperance Flat, on the San Joaquin River upstream from Millerton Lake northeast of Fresno. We recommended a no vote on Proposition…

1/22/2015 10:51:00 PM
The Collegian
To kick things off right this semester, I am recommending the South Shore Trail at Millerton Lake. This easygoing trail is popular among mountain bikers and trail runners but it is great for a day hike. The trail is roughly four miles round trip and runs…

1/16/2015 5:13:00 PM
Fresno Bee
The Sierra Foothill Conservancy will lead a moderate hike along Fine Gold Creek just above Millerton Lake. The hike follows a newly cut trail that runs streamside and onto gradual slopes, steeper inclines and rocky areas. The hike takes about four hours…

1/15/2015 4:47:00 PM
Fresno Bee
The Sierra Foothill Conservancy will lead a moderate hike along Fine Gold Creek just above Millerton Lake. The hike follows a newly cut trail that runs streamside and onto gradual slopes, steeper inclines and rocky areas. The hike takes about four hours…

1/14/2015 6:37:00 PM
Fresno Bee
The Sierra Foothill Conservancy will lead a moderate hike along Fine Gold Creek just above Millerton Lake. The hike follows a newly cut trail that runs streamside and onto gradual slopes, steeper inclines and rocky areas. The hike takes about four hours…

1/14/2015 12:08:00 AM
Merced Sun-Star
For more information, go to www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/Hatcheries/SanJoaquin/ or call (559) 822-2374. Millerton Lake: Created by Friant Dam between 1937 and 1942, this large lake offers boating, fishing, trails, camping and picnicking. My favorite climb is the 1…

1/13/2015 10:04:00 PM
The Sentinel
However, West said she’d like to see some of the $532.5 million spent on new water storage projects such as a new dam on the San Joaquin River upstream from Millerton Lake. The bond language includes $2.8 billion for new storage. West noted that the…

1/13/2015 6:06:00 AM
The Sentinel
However, West said she’d like to see some of the $532.5 million spent on new water storage projects such as a new dam on the San Joaquin River upstream from Millerton Lake. The bond language includes $2.8 billion for new storage. West noted that the…

1/10/2015 2:07:00 PM
Fresno Bee
But when the bureau couldn’t provide Northern California water to the west-siders, the government was forced to send San Joaquin River water from Millerton Lake to the west side — leaving east-side farmers without water and small cities, such as…

1/8/2015 6:06:00 PM
bakersfieldcalifornian.com
For instance, Millerton Lake, only 20 minites north of Fresno, usually runs between 30-40 percent of capacity, and while that may not seem a lot, anglers can still fish seven or so miles upriver from the launch ramp catching huge striped bass to over 30…

1/3/2015 6:37:00 AM
Weather Underground
...Another chilly morning. Latest low temperature reports... Location temp time/date ...Foothills... SW Oakhurst 20 f 0407 am 01/03 Oakhurst sheriff station 23 f 0532 am 01/03 Hurley 24 f 0327 am 01/03 Wishon powerhouse 24 f 0500 am 01/03 Bass Lake 26 f…

1/1/2015 12:04:00 AM
Fresno Business Journal
The school also hopes to one day include five heath sciences-related colleges and relocate to a 179-acre campus near Millerton Lake…

12/29/2014 2:32:00 AM
The Huffington Post
Lake Oroville, Trinity Lake and Millerton Lake are down to about a third of capacity, while Pine Flat Reservoir is down to 13 percent, New Melones down to 23 percent and Exchequer Reservoir down to 7 percent. According to the DWR, "Surface reservoirs are…

12/25/2014 10:20:00 PM
Visalia Times-Delta
As a result, in 2014, Friant water users in Madera, Fresno, Tulare and Kern counties received zero Friant (Millerton Lake) surface water deliveries thanks to this act that reallocated their contracted water to other areas. Eastside Valley farms and cities…

12/25/2014 5:13:00 PM
Times-Standard
They are pretty awesome. DEAR JOAN: When we lived in the foothills near Fresno on the shore of Millerton Lake, many times we would see a rattlesnake on the road. Where as many people go out of their way to run them over, we would pull over and I had a long…

12/25/2014 12:51:00 PM
Paradise Post
They are pretty awesome. DEAR JOAN: When we lived in the foothills near Fresno on the shore of Millerton Lake, many times we would see a rattlesnake on the road. Where as many people go out of their way to run them over, we would pull over and I had a long…

12/25/2014 12:05:00 PM
San Jose Mercury News
They are pretty awesome. DEAR JOAN: When we lived in the foothills near Fresno on the shore of Millerton Lake, many times we would see a rattlesnake on the road. Where as many people go out of their way to run them over, we would pull over and I had a long…

12/24/2014 7:28:00 PM
Visalia Times-Delta
In Tulare County, the lack of surface water was felt particularly hard by the agricultural community. Water levels were so low in Millerton Lake in Fresno County that farms across eastern Tulare County receiving water from it through the Friant-Kern Canal…

12/22/2014 10:03:00 PM
KMPH Fox 26
It's one of the Valley's best kept secrets. Bald eagles make their winter home roughly 20 miles north of Fresno at Millerton Lake.It is a magnificent sight. A bald eagle hanging out in the trees a few hundred feet from the water's edge. But it seems our…

12/22/2014 9:43:00 AM
KMPH Fox 26
Bald eagles make their winter home roughly 20 miles north of Fresno at Millerton Lake.It is a magnificent sight. A bald eagle hanging out in the trees a few hundred feet from the water's edge. But it seems our national bird isn't always treated with…

12/21/2014 4:19:00 PM
KMPH Fox 26
It's one of the Valley's best kept secrets. Bald eagles make their winter home roughly 20 miles north of Fresno at Millerton Lake.It is a magnificent sight. A bald eagle hanging out in the trees a few hundred feet from the water's edge. But it seems our…

12/21/2014 1:37:00 PM
KMPH Fox 26
It's one of the Valley's best kept secrets. Bald eagles make their winter home roughly 20 miles north of Fresno at Millerton Lake. It is a magnificent sight. A bald eagle hanging out in the trees a few hundred feet from the water's edge. But it seems our…

12/20/2014 2:14:00 PM
Fresno Bee
To provide water for those farmers, the bureau tapped Millerton Lake, leaving 15,000 east-Valley farmers with no water for the first time since the project began delivering water decades ago. Friant Water Authority, representing the 15,000 farmers…

12/19/2014 8:15:00 AM
The Sentinel
As a result in 2014 Friant water users in Madera, Fresno, Tulare and Kern Counties received ZERO Friant (Millerton Lake) surface water deliveries thanks to Feinstein and Jim Costa’s SJRSA that reallocated their contracted water to other areas…

12/17/2014 11:05:00 AM
KMPH Fox 26
It's one of the Valley's best kept secrets. Bald eagles make their winter home roughly 20 miles north of Fresno at Millerton Lake.It is a magnificent sight. A bald eagle hanging out in the trees a few hundred feet from the water's edge. But it seems our…

12/13/2014 12:43:00 AM
The Grower
Farther south, New Melones Lake east of Stockton stood at 38% of historical average whereas Millerton Lake northeast of Fresno was at 75%. Sierra Nevada snowpack, considered a water savings account for the following summer, is at 23% of normal in the…

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