. . . this lake is only a few years older than her first-born.
Amy J. Boyer, 1997
Major vegetation systems: Foothill riparian; oak and mixed woodland; oak savannah; chaparral, serpentine chaparral; former perennial grassland, now annual.
Geology: Great Valley sequence sedimentary rock, Franciscan mélange, Coast Range ophiolite (serpentine outcrops).
Major settlers: Patwin; Tu-lo-kai-di-sel tribe, in Pope Valley; Berryessa Brothers (Mexican: Rancho de los Putos), Anglo-Americans.
Major industries/employers: Tourism; ranching.
Points of interest: Lake Berryessa Visitors' Center; Monticello Cemetery; Bureau of Recreation parks and boat launches.
Managed by United States Bureau of Reclamation
1.6 million acre-feet of water
165 miles of shoreline
Lake level at capacity: 440 feet above sea level
Primary recreational uses: boating, biking, hiking, wildlife viewing, water-skiing, bass fishing.
Bureau of Reclamation
Lake Berryessa Field Office
5520 Knoxville Road
Napa, CA 94558
Upper Putah Creek
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