Water pours from gates at Friant Dam in July 2015. After two years of getting no water from Millerton Lake, Fresno now is in line for a little more than usual. On Thursday, the Fresno City Council voted to take advantage of billions of gallons of extra Millerton Lake water, agreeing to pay the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for about 2,650 acre-feet that’s not needed this year for San Joaquin River restoration efforts.
Water pours from gates at Friant Dam in July 2015. After two years of getting no water from Millerton Lake, Fresno now is in line for a little more than usual. On Thursday, the Fresno City Council voted to take advantage of billions of gallons of extra Millerton Lake water, agreeing to pay the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for about 2,650 acre-feet that’s not needed this year for San Joaquin River restoration efforts. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file
Water pours from gates at Friant Dam in July 2015. After two years of getting no water from Millerton Lake, Fresno now is in line for a little more than usual. On Thursday, the Fresno City Council voted to take advantage of billions of gallons of extra Millerton Lake water, agreeing to pay the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for about 2,650 acre-feet that’s not needed this year for San Joaquin River restoration efforts. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file

Fresno says yes to extra water from Millerton Lake

June 09, 2016 04:32 PM