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February 15, 2018

Spend your Day at Lake Berryessa

Lake Berryessa in Napa, California, is the largest reservoir in the region, fed by the waters accumulated by Monticello Dam in Vaca Mountains. Monticello Dam and its reservoir provide water as well as hydroelectricity to the San Francisco Bay and North Bay areas. Lake Berryessa was named after Jose and Sexto Berrelleza, the first Europeans to settle in what came to be known as Berryessa Valley. The Basque surname Berrelleza was anglicized, giving Berreyesa and it was further respelled to the ...