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Vacaville, CA Approves Water Pact For Icon Aircraft

Aero-News Network

Date: 5/3/2016 11:17:00 PM

City Manager Laura Kuhn will complete the negotiations, according to Kathryn's Report. The lake will be filled with untreated surface water from Lake Berryessa delivered from the Putah South Canal less than 1,000 feet from the lake, according to a city

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Richmond Teen Drowns In Lake Berryessa

Sanfrancisco cbslocal

Date: 5/3/2016 7:38:00 PM

LAKE BERRYESSA (CBS SF) — A 15-year-old Richmond boy drowned in Lake Berryessa on Sunday afternoon, a Napa County sheriff’s captain said Tuesday. Jose Sartunino-Garcia was on an outing with his family and friends at the Oak Shores day picnic area when

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AWESOME: NOAA caputres footage of new species of jellyfish that looks like a spaceship

AccuWeather

Date: 5/3/2016 8:27:00 AM

A waterspout formed on Lake Berryessa on April 27. Charlie Postlethwait captured this footage after severe storms brought a day of unsettled weather to northern California. A man was sitting in his back garden in Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury on April 17

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Vacaville, CA Approves Water Pact For Icon Aircraft

Aero-News Network

Date: 5/3/2016 12:45:00 AM

City Manager Laura Kuhn will complete the negotiations, according to Kathryn's Report. The lake will be filled with untreated surface water from Lake Berryessa delivered from the Putah South Canal less than 1,000 feet from the lake, according to a city

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Update: Lake Berryessa drowning victim identified

Napa Valley Register

Date: 5/2/2016 3:58:00 PM

A 15-year-old boy from Richmond on a Sunday outing with his family and friends became Lake Berryessa's first drowning of the year. The Napa County Sheriff's Office said the youth, Jose Sartunino Garcia, was swimming in a cove at the Oak Shores Day Use Area

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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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