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US tech vlogger drops iPhone X 200ft to see if it can survive

Newsflare on MSN.com

Date: 2/22/2018 6:11:59 AM

Filmed at Lake Berryessa in Napa Valley, California, TechTax sends his iPhone X down a bell-shaped spillway hole to test if it can survive a high drop test. The spillway acts as a drain for the Monticello Dam in Napa Valley

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A hidden gem rises from the ashes of Napa Valley

SF Gate on MSN.com

Date: 2/18/2018 12:01:00 AM

If you have driven through Napa to get to Lake Berryessa, though, you were less than 2 miles from the park entrance, picnic area, drive-in campsites and trailheads. To reach Lake Marie (elevation 798 feet), it’s a 2.2-mile, one-way trek with a 650-foot

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The Fishing Report: Eight-foot sturgeon caught in Napa Slough

Napa Valley Register

Date: 2/15/2018 1:30:00 PM

Bob Myskey manned the net). Berryessa Weather… as reported in the Lake Berryessa News. “What a difference a year makes!” 2017-18 rain year total is only 7.44 inches. Last year it was already 28.7 inches. It’s good news that Berryessa will have a

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Humor: Chancellor mistakes tuition hike for Davis Hiking Club event

The California Aggie

Date: 2/12/2018 9:09:00 PM

It wasn’t until May offered to Venmo the students for gas if they drove him to Lake Berryessa that they began to realize he thought their protest was an actual hiking event. After explaining what was actually going on, May immediately lost interest and

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2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti Lusso Q4 review

Digital Trends

Date: 2/9/2018 1:36:00 PM

Prior to venturing into San Francisco after a lunch at the renowned Oxbow Market, I hustled around Lake Berryessa and back over Howell Mountain, where the Giulia’s near-50/50 weight distribution and balanced composure made hunting for tight mountainside

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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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