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Drone Shows Napa Quake's Impact From Above

Mashable

Date: 8/26/2014 6:32:00 PM

He also appears to be the news editor of Lake Berryessa News. Kilkus insisted he filmed responsibly. “I was very cautious while flying this quadcopter,” he wrote in the video description. “I did not fly over any large crowds and kept the device close

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Scientists Study Other Faults, Drought After Napa Quake

Capital Public Radio

Date: 8/26/2014 6:11:00 AM

But nearby Lake Berryessa could also be at risk. It had two large magnitude earthquakes in 1891. “Given the proximity of Sunday’s earthquake to Lake Berryessa, that would certainly prompt us to focus attention on that area as well as other areas along

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NWPA Outdoors field notes, Aug. 24

Goerie

Date: 8/23/2014 9:44:00 PM

Lake Berryessa, Pleasure Cove Resort and Marina in Napa Valley in Calif., claimed the top spot on both lists. Less than a month ago, Erie claimed the title as Best Sports Destination with Natural Venues in an online poll conducted by SportsEvents Magazine

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NWPA Outdoors field notes, Aug. 24

Goerie

Date: 8/23/2014 9:14:00 PM

Lake Berryessa, Pleasure Cove Resort and Marina in Napa Valley in Calif., claimed the top spot on both lists. Less than a month ago, Erie claimed the title as Best Sports Destination with Natural Venues in an online poll conducted by SportsEvents Magazine

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Woman found dead after deputies called to Lake Berryessa home

Napa Valley Register

Date: 8/18/2014 4:50:00 PM

A reported disturbance Sunday involving a husband and wife at their Lake Berryessa home led to the arrival of sheriff's deputies, after which the woman committed suicide, the department said. Although the department confirmed the incident Monday, it did

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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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