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Lake Berryessa, California

lakeLake Berryessa
countryUnited States
surface area67 km2
maximum depth84 m
average depth30 m
lake typereservoir
length25 km
width5 km
catchment area1,493 km2
altitude131 m
volume2 km3
outflowsPutah Creek
shore length115 km
residence time1,097 days
dam height93 m
dam year1957
average discharge21 m3 / sec.

Lake Berryessa Information and Facts

Lake Berryessa is a reservoir lake that covers a surface area of 67 km2 (26 mi2), has an average depth of 30 meters (98 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 84 meters (275 feet). Lake Berryessa boasts a total water volume of 2 km3 (1,592,243 acre-feet), has a maximum length 25 km (16 miles), reaches a maximum width of 5 km (3 miles), and has a total shore line of 115 kilometers (72 miles). The lake, which sits at an elevation of 131 meters (430 feet), drains a whatershed that covers 1,493 km2 (577 mi2) and has a residence time of 1,097 days (3 years). The lake is drained by Putah Creek. The most important settlement on the shores of Lake Berryessa is Sacramento. Lake Berryessa's dam was built in 1957 and has a height of 93 meters (306 feet).

Lake Berryessa Fish Species

Largemouth bass
Rainbow trout
Smallmouth bass
Kokanee salmon