Lake Sonoma

CALIFORNIA


Lake Level
398.74 FEET
7/1/2022
Full Pool: 200.0
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Lake Sonoma News

Don’t Let Alcohol Crash America’s Birthday Celebration On the Water

BoatUS News

Date: 6/27/2022

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – More recreational boaters than ever are expected to hit the water over Fourth of July weekend, and for some it will be their first spent aboard a boat during this uniquely American holiday. While many vessels will have alcoholic beverages aboard, alcohol use is the leading known contributing

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OFFSHORE MARINE NOW MARKETING AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants

William Desmond Jr.

Date: 6/14/2022

The popular business, Offshore Marine & Outdoors, located at 8365 Kowoligia Road (On Hwy 63), Eclectic, AL 36026, PH: 334-857-2954, now has the #1 synthetic lubricant brand in stock. Popular with Boaters is the Gear Lube for the bottom end of a motor and oil for Seadoo's, And for you four-strokers, the AMSOIL

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Will Hurricane Season Be Starting Earlier?

BoatUS News

Date: 5/16/2022

No, you’re not going crazy. The current six-month Atlantic Hurricane Season, set in 1965, begins June 1 and runs through November 30. But if you have a recreational boat on the Eastern Seaboard or Gulf, you’ve likely noticed that the last seven annual hurricane seasons have experienced some type of

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BoatUS Consumer Alert: Be Wary of Any Letter Arriving by U.S. Mail Offering U.S. Coast Guard Documentation Renewal

BoatUS News

Date: 5/12/2022

Official-looking vessel documentation renewal notices can lead to confusion and higher costs Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by U.S. mail offering renewal. BoatUS advises

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How to Spray Gelcoat On A Boat Using a Preval Sprayer

BoatUS News

Date: 5/12/2022

Have a large area of gelcoat that needs to be repaired on your boat? Spraying gelcoat may be the best method for applying it. BoatUS Magazine contributing editor Mark Corke shows you how to prepare the area on your boat that you want to repair, how to mix up the gelcoat, apply it with a disposable sprayer, and finish

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• River: Dry Creek
• Length: 50 Miles
• Surface Area: 2,700 Acres
• Volume: 381,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 130 Square Miles
Lake Sonoma is a reservoir west of Cloverdale in northern Sonoma County, California, created by the construction of Warm Springs Dam. Access from U.S. Route 101 is by way of Canyon Road (from the south) from Geyserville, or Dutcher Creek Road (from the north) from Cloverdale.

The lake provides water for countywide growth and development, and for recreation. At full capacity, it has 50 miles of shoreline, a surface area of more than 2,700 acres, and holds 381,000 acre feet of water. Activities include boating, swimming, fishing, riding, hiking, camping, and hunting. Notable features include the Milt Brandt Visitor Center, the adjacent Congressman Don Clausen Fish Hatchery, and the Warm Springs Recreation Area below the dam.

Pomo people had lived in the Dry Creek area since at least the 18th century, and some of them resisted the creation of the lake. Archaeologists at Sonoma State University have written about the prehistory and history of Warm Springs Dam, Lake Sonoma, and the Dry Creek Valley.

The US Army Corps of Engineers built Warm Springs Dam across Dry Creek. Completed in 1982, this rolled-earth embankment dam is 319 feet high, 3,000 feet long, and 30 feet wide at the top. It contains 30,000,000 cubic yards of earth. The dam aids in flood control, and a hydroelectric plant produces electricity from the water released downstream. A minimum amount of flow must be maintained in Dry Creek to allow fish migration.

Lake Sonoma offers 96 drive-in campsites and two group sites at the Liberty Glen campground. The campground is located on a ridge-line overlooking Lake Sonoma, each campsite includes a fire-pit, picnic table and tent area, with primitive facilities and no potable water.

There are an additional 15 secluded campsites surrounding the lake: 14 can be reach by boat and 11 can be reached by hiking or horseback.
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