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Reclamation to Open Lake Berryessa’s Capell Cove Boat Launch on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Media Contact: Shane Hunt, 916-978-5100,

For Release: January 12, 2017

NAPA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central California Area Office will reopen the Capell Cove Boat Launch at Lake Berryessa on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Reclamation closed the boat launch on Aug. 8, 2016, when drought conditions and receding water levels caused it to become unusable. Lake levels have now risen to the point where the boat launch can be re-opened.

For the 2017 recreation season, five of the seven recreation areas at Lake Berryessa will be open, with ramps available for visitor use at Pleasure Cove Marina, Markley Cove Resort, and the Putah Canyon, Steele Canyon and Spanish Flat recreation areas. Please find the locations of these areas on the map at .

For information, please visit the following websites:

For information on lake levels, boat launch availability or recreation services, please call the Lake Berryessa Administration Office at 707-966-2111, etc. 0 (TTY 800-877-8339).

For additional information, please visit the website at .

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