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Coastal Cleanup Day events set

The Reoorter

Date: 9/16/2014 9:04:00 PM

Volunteers will spend three hours of their morning clearing trash and recyclables from Solano County creeks and rivers, as well as the shores along Lake Berryessa. Event Coordinator Marianne Butler is expecting help from 3,000 or so volunteers, and is

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Body pulled from Lake Berryessa believed to be missing man

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Date: 9/16/2014 8:58:00 PM

A body believed to belong to the Glen Ellen man who was missing and presumed dead after an Aug. 9 boating accident in Lake Berryessa was found Monday in the lake, Napa County Sheriff’s Capt. Doug Pike said. Roger “Deets” Winslow, 49, a psychiatric

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Body of Sonoma coach recovered in Lake Berryessa

San Francisco Gate

Date: 9/16/2014 4:49:00 PM

(09-16) 16:42 PDT LAKE BERRYESSA-- Authorities have located the body of a Glen Ellen man who went missing after a boat accident at Lake Berryessa more than a month ago, officials said. On Aug. 9, Napa County sheriff's deputies received a call of an

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Body With "Distinctive Tattoo" Recovered From Lake Berryessa

NBC Bay Area

Date: 9/16/2014 2:43:00 PM

Dive teams recovered the body of a 49-year-old man in Lake Berryessa on Monday, after he had a "boating mishap" last month, according to the Napa County Sheriff. Capt. Doug Pike said the body is believed to belong to Roger Winslow of Sonoma County

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Body of Lake Berryessa drowning victim recovered

KTVU Station

Date: 9/16/2014 12:26:00 PM

The Napa County Sheriff's Office on Monday recovered the body of a Sonoma County man who likely drowned in Lake Berryessa last month. The sheriff's marine patrol unit and dive team found the remains of 49-year-old Roger Winslow of Glen Ellen in 160 feet of

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• Surface Area: 17,000 Acres
Lake Berryessa is the largest lake in Napa County, California. This reservoir is formed by the Monticello Dam, which provides water and hydroelectricity to the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area.

The lake was named for the first European settlers in the Berryessa Valley, José Jesús and Sexto "Sisto" Berrelleza (a Basque surname, Anglicized to Berreyesa then later respelled Berryessa), who were granted Rancho Las Putas in 1843.

Prior to its inundation, the valley was an agricultural region, whose soils were considered among the finest in the country. The main town in the valley, Monticello, was abandoned in order to construct the reservoir. This abandonment was chronicled by the photographers Dorothea Lange and Pirkle Jones in their book Death of a Valley. Construction of Monticello Dam was begun in 1953,[3] completed in 1958, and the reservoir filled by 1963, creating what at the time was the second-largest reservoir in California after Shasta Lake. The Monticello Dam with Lake Berryessa, Putah Diversion Dam with Lake Solano, and associated water distribution systems and lands are known collectively as the Solano Project, which is distinct from other federal water projects in California such as the Central Valley Project.

The lake has been heavily used for recreational purposes and encompases over 20,000 acres when full. The reservoir is approximately 15.5 miles long, but only 3 miles wide. It has approximately 165 miles of shoreline. It has a seaplane landing area that is open to the public. One of the larger islands supported a small plane landing area, but was closed in the early 1970s after the FAA issued a safety report.

Near the dam on the southeast side of the reservoir is an open bell-mouth spillway, 72 feet in diameter, which is known as the Glory Hole. The diameter of the pipe then shrinks down to about 28 ft. The spillway has a maximum capacity of 48,000 cfs.

The lake was the site of one of the infamous Zodiac murders on September 27, 1969.
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