Jul 12, 2017
Millerton Lake is filled to the brim. It will stay that way for at least a week.
Melting snow from the Sierra is sending more water into the Millerton Lake reservoir than it can handle, but officials say the lake will be kept filled to capacity for at least a week to make the most use of the water.
Duane Stroup, deputy area manager for the south-central California area of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, said about 30 cubic feet per second of water is spilling over the gates of Friant Dam as about 2,000 cubic feet per second of water is being released down the spillway into the San Joaquin River. The current inflow of water into the reservoir is 8,881 cubic feet per second.