ContentsPutah and Cache: Lake Berryessa

. . . this lake is only a few years older than her first-born.

Amy J. Boyer, 1997

Markley Cove to Berryessa-Knoxville Road
Robert Thayer

Hunting Berryessa Valley
Lloyd Briggs, 1881

(Lake) Berryessa
Christy Brigham

Making Home
Amy J. Boyer

Spanish Flat to Monticello
Robert Thayer and Jan Goggans

March of Empire, Chapter XVI
Mrs. Mallie Stafford, 1884

My Father's Camping Stove, Unused on a Trip to Berryessa Reservoir
Laurie Glover

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.

Events: Occasional.

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
Phone: 707-966-2111

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