What Happened at Lake Berryessa: Table of Contents

WHAT HAPPENED AT LAKE BERRYESSA?

A CONDENSED POLITICAL HISTORY: 1958 - 2018

Table Of Contents

Lake Berryessa History Timeline

How It All Began: The Origins of the “Big Lie”

Will History Repeat Itself In Reverse? What Happened in 1975?

Notice of Intent: Solano Project--Lake Berryessa; Napa, California

The “Big Lie” Continues: Task Force 7 Protests Reclamation’s Unjustified Negative Propaganda

The Facts Fight Back: What You Need to Know About the Battle for Berryessa

Local Businesses Fight Back: Chamber of Commerce Critique of Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Residents Fight Back: More Than 900 Unleash Scorn on Reclamation Plan

The Perversiopn of Public Law 96-375: Demolition Hardball by the Bureau of Reclamation

Reclamation Defends Unjust Requirement to Demolish ALL Existing Facilities At Lake Berryessa

The Pensus Years: The Lake Berryessa News View

Pensus: The Short Story That Was Actually A Fantasy

Pensus Signs Berryessa Contract – Begins Facilities Development – Announces Resort Openings

Springtime at Lake Berryessa: Pensus in Bloom?

They’re Off Like a Herd of Turtles! Bureaucracy at Berryessa

Lake Berryessa: When Do Past Memories Actually Become “HISTORY”?

Goodbye 2011: Another Year of Process Without Progress! Will 2012 Be Any Better?

A Lake Berryessa Midsummer Night’s Dream (With Apologies to William Shakespeare)

Applehood and Mother Pie! What’s Right, What’s Wrong, and Why

Catch-22: The Bureaucratic Double Bind Theory in Practice

Seasons, Cycles, and Radical Change: Chaos Theory - Lake Berryessa Style

Floundering About at Lake Berryessa (This is not a fishing story.)

SNAFU, FUBAR and BOHICA: Deciphering Berryessa’s Ancient Rock Sculpture at Steele Park

Feds Final Folly: The Destruction of Steele Park - Public Law 96-375’s Unintended Consequence

A Modest Radical Proposal: Transfer Management of Lake Berryessa to Napa County

A Path Forward To Revitalize Lake Berryessa: Fire The Feds!

Open Letter to the Federal Government: Get Out of Lake Berryessa!

Napa County and the Bureau of Reclamation: Working Together to Rebuild Lake Berryessa?

Will 2017 Be Lake Berryessa's Lucky Year?

Milestone Achieved! A Positive Report on the Potential Future Rebirth of Lake Berryessa!

The Future of Lake Berryessa Looks Brighter, But The Sun Also Rises A Bit Slowly

Napa County Releases Lake Berryessa Request For Information & Interest

Lake Berryessa History Through Napa Register Editorials

Stop resort owners from polluting lake: February 27, 2001

You can help chart future of Lake Berryessa: July 22, 2003

Berryessa: Put it back in public hands: February 23, 2006

Berryessa's future brightens: June 15, 2006

Clock ticking at Lake Berryessa: April 12, 2009

The local’s view of fiasco at the lake: April 15, 2009

Restoring trust at Berryessa: April 17, 2009

Bureau hopes to return Berryessa to its heyday: April 10, 2011

Inching forward at Lake Berryessa: March 16, 2013

Lake Berryessa History Through Napa Register Articles

Reclamation considers revamping Berryessa shoreline: February 25, 2001

Officials plan makeover for Lake Berryessa: August 12, 2003

Lake Berryessa public hearings begin: November 13, 2003

Report says Berryessa better off without trailers: November 9, 2003

Battle over Berryessa: Lake's history full of federal-local tensions: December 11, 2003

Battle over Berryessa: Trailer owners offer own blueprint for future: December 11, 2003

Crowd tells feds not to move Berryessa trailers: January 22, 2004

Residents debate Berryessa's future: January 11, 2004

Lake Berryessa trailer owners hire lobbyists: July 26, 2004

Mobile home park residents challenge feds over lake economy: December 12, 2004

Berryessa trailers must go: June 6, 2006

Rancho Monticello, a resort with eye toward the future: June 12, 2006

Trailers ousted from lake: June 7, 2006

On the edge at Lake Berryessa: March 18, 2007

Bidding heats up on control of resorts: December 6, 2007

Feds identify likely winners to run Berryessa resorts: April 2, 2008

At Berryessa, resorts begin to close, owners angry, future uncertain: June 10, 2008

Big changes at Berryessa: July 27, 2008

Remake at the lake: January 1, 2009

Salvaging summer at the lake: March 23, 2009

Bureau names top bidder for Berryessa resorts: January 14, 2010

Deal signed for six Berryessa resorts: April 29, 2010

Feds terminate Pensus resort contract: December 7, 2012

Lake Berryessa History Through Napa Register Articles    

Reclamation considers revamping Berryessa shoreline: February 25, 2001

Officials plan makeover for Lake Berryessa: August 12, 2003

Lake Berryessa public hearings begin: November 13, 2003

Report says Berryessa better off without trailers: November 9, 2003

Battle over Berryessa: Lake's history full of federal-local tensions: December 11, 2003

Battle over Berryessa: Trailer owners offer own blueprint for future: December 11, 2003

Crowd tells feds not to move Berryessa trailers: January 22, 2004

Residents debate Berryessa's future: January 11, 2004

Lake Berryessa trailer owners hire lobbyists: July 26, 2004

Mobile home park residents challenge feds over lake economy: December 12, 2004

Berryessa trailers must go: June 6, 2006

Rancho Monticello, a resort with eye toward the future: June 12, 2006

Trailers ousted from lake: June 7, 2006

On the edge at Lake Berryessa: March 18, 2007

Bidding heats up on control of resorts: December 6, 2007

Feds identify likely winners to run Berryessa resorts: April 2, 2008

At Berryessa, resorts begin to close, owners angry, future uncertain: June 10, 2008

Big changes at Berryessa: July 27, 2008

Remake at the lake: January 1, 2009

Salvaging summer at the lake: March 23, 2009

Bureau names top bidder for Berryessa resorts: January 14, 2010

Deal signed for six Berryessa resorts: April 29, 2010

Feds terminate Pensus resort contract: December 7, 2012

Dueling Napa Register Letters To The Editor

Return Lake Berryessa to the taxpayers: March 2, 2001

Don’t Blame Resorts For Sewage Problems: March 5, 2001

What to do with Lake Berryessa? November 12, 2001

Don't attack Berryessa resorts: December 4, 2001

Mobile home owners want to make Berryessa a better place: December 12, 2001

Give public access to Berryessa: February 20, 2002

Berryessa doesn't need motor boats: Febrary 7, 2002

Trailer ownership at Lake Berryessa defended: March 1, 2002

Bring Berryessa back to nature: March 3, 2003

Return Berryessa to natural state: March 18, 2003

Reintroduce Berryessa to California: March 27, 2003

Beware federal Berryessa plan: April 3, 2003 150

Ask for what you want at Berryessa: April 16, 2003

Don't let feds destroy Berryessa homes: April 24, 2003

Don't forget the good at Berryessa: August 20, 2003

Lake plan should keep mobile homes: August 21, 2003

Trailer sewage is exaggerated (and already resolved): August 24, 2003

Lakeside trailers are eyesores: September 16, 2003

Private access to Berryessa is wrong: September 16, 2003

Private trailers - Get off our land: September, 2003

What to look for in Berryessa plan: September 7, 2003

Return Berryessa to the public: December 15, 2003

Work together on Lake Berryessa: December 8, 2003

A critical view of Kunze: January 5, 2004

Keep Berryessa mobile homes: January 16, 2004

Open access to Berryessa: April 22, 2004

Drop enviro-elitism at Lake Berryessa: March 13, 2005

Berryessa economics don't add up: March 27, 2005

Will there be a future for Lake Berryessa? March 30, 2005

Still time to save the lake: March 10, 2005

Lake Berryessa misconceptions: March 11, 2005

Public has plenty of lake access: March 30, 2005

Bureau working to improve Berryessa: May 10, 2005

Get the facts on Lake Berryessa: May 27, 2005

Sierra Club, politicians ruining life at the lake: November 19, 2005

Transparency at the lake by Cong. Thompson: November 23, 2005

Majority of residents and businesses oppose BOR plan: November 26, 2005

Don't let the Bureau wreck Berryessa; September 19, 2006

Give Berryessa folks consideration: January 27, 2007

Resorts are backbone of lake: January 27, 2007

Lake mobile home owners just want equal treatment: February 1, 2007

The right move at Berryessa: February 1, 2007

Children ask “Why'd they take our lake?” June 28, 2007

Preparing for a new experience at the lake: July 6, 2007

Bureau of Reclamation decision is unjust, divisive: July 17, 2007

Bureau owes us all answers on Berryessa: November 13, 2008

Lake fiasco proves government fails people: March 24, 2009

The mess at the lake: March 28, 2009

Flaws in Reclamation’s plans for the lake: April 24, 2009

A bait and switch at Lake Berryessa: May 27, 2009

A tremendous loss at the lake: July 31, 2009

Stop the insanity at Berryessa: September 24, 2009

Anyone interested in the core historical Bureau of Reclamation documents for this process can find them at:

https://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/berryessa/vsp/docs-forms/index.html  

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