Comparison photos show the Millerton Courthouse as it sits atop a bluff overlooking Millerton Lake. The top photo was taken in May of 2009 with the water level at a high point while the middle photo taken on Aug. 5, 2014 and the bottom photo shows the lake level rising on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 after recent storms. The capacity of the lake is 520,500 acre-feet. In August 2014, the level of water was 270,284 acre-feet or 51.9 percent of capacity. Friday, the level was 429,947 acre-feet or about 86 percent of capacity and rising. Outflow releases from Friant Dam were at about 9,500 cubic feet per second Friday in anticipation of continued inflows.
Comparison photos show the Millerton Courthouse as it sits atop a bluff overlooking Millerton Lake. The top photo was taken in May of 2009 with the water level at a high point while the middle photo taken on Aug. 5, 2014 and the bottom photo shows the lake level rising on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 after recent storms. The capacity of the lake is 520,500 acre-feet. In August 2014, the level of water was 270,284 acre-feet or 51.9 percent of capacity. Friday, the level was 429,947 acre-feet or about 86 percent of capacity and rising. Outflow releases from Friant Dam were at about 9,500 cubic feet per second Friday in anticipation of continued inflows. DARRELL WONG (top)/CRAIG KOHLRUSS (middle, bottom) ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
Comparison photos show the Millerton Courthouse as it sits atop a bluff overlooking Millerton Lake. The top photo was taken in May of 2009 with the water level at a high point while the middle photo taken on Aug. 5, 2014 and the bottom photo shows the lake level rising on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 after recent storms. The capacity of the lake is 520,500 acre-feet. In August 2014, the level of water was 270,284 acre-feet or 51.9 percent of capacity. Friday, the level was 429,947 acre-feet or about 86 percent of capacity and rising. Outflow releases from Friant Dam were at about 9,500 cubic feet per second Friday in anticipation of continued inflows. DARRELL WONG (top)/CRAIG KOHLRUSS (middle, bottom) ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

Fresno rain record broken with deluge; Millerton Lake steadily rising

January 13, 2017 11:19 AM