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Lake Sonoma

Template:Infobox lake Lake Sonoma is a reservoir west of Healdsburg in northern Sonoma County, California, created by the construction of Warm Springs Dam. Access from U.S. Route 101 is by way of Dry Creek Road from Healdsburg.

The lake provides water for countywide growth and development, and for recreation. At full capacity, it has Script error: No such module "convert". of shoreline, a surface area of more than Script error: No such module "convert".,[1] and holds Script error: No such module "convert". of water.[2] Activities include boating, swimming, fishing, riding, hiking, camping, and hunting.[1] Notable features include the Milt Brandt Visitor Center, the adjacent Congressman Don Clausen Fish Hatchery, and the Warm Springs Recreation Area below the dam.

The US Army Corps of Engineers built Warm Springs Dam across Dry Creek. Completed in 1982, this rolled-earth embankment dam is Script error: No such module "convert". high, Script error: No such module "convert". long, and Script error: No such module "convert". wide at the top. It contains Script error: No such module "convert". of earth.[2] 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.

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.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Lake Sonoma: Welcome". U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 
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  3. "Before Warm Springs Dam". Sonoma State University Anthropological Studies Center. 

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