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Fishing Line: Week of July 30

TheSacramento Bee

Date: 7/30/2014 12:21:00 AM

Fish in the deeper water on the south end of the lake. • LAKE BERRYESSA– Look for the larger kokanee between 60- and 90-plus feet deep. Kokanee range from 16- to 19-plus inches. Kings are 19 to 26 inches long and deeper at 85 to 130 feet. Bass fishing

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Members of one family recall Vallejo through five generations

Times-Herald

Date: 7/29/2014 12:28:00 AM

There was a Sears, a Woolworth's, City of Paris, Levee's. I had a beauty shop on Maple Street in Vallejo and one in Lake Berryessa." Since her parents divorced when Claudine was six months old, she never met her father until she was grown. "One day

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Members of one family recall Vallejo through five generations

Times-Herald

Date: 7/28/2014 1:46:00 PM

There was a Sears, a Woolworth's, City of Paris, Levee's. I had a beauty shop on Maple Street in Vallejo and one in Lake Berryessa." Since her parents divorced when Claudine was six months old, she never met her father until she was grown. "One day

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REGIONAL: Cal Fire's Copter 104 crew locates, rescues lost hikers

Lake County News

Date: 7/26/2014 2:45:00 AM

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – On Thursday a Lake County-based Cal Fire helicopter and crew rescued four hikers near Lake Berryessa. The crew of Cal Fire's Copter 104, which serves the Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit and is based at the Boggs Mountain Helitack, assisted

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Tuleyome asks hikers to be safe during fire season

Woodland Daily Democrat

Date: 7/25/2014 5:52:00 PM

With the fire season already well under way, and the recent incidences of the Monticello Fire near Lake Berryessa and the Butts Fire in Napa County, wildfire safety for hikers in the region is a topic that bears repeating. Eric "Bam Bam" Barnett builds and

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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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