Clear Lake (California)

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Clear Lake is a natural freshwater lake in Lake County in the U.S. state of California, north of Napa County and San Francisco.wikipedia
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Lake County, California

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Clear Lake is a natural freshwater lake in Lake County in the U.S. state of California, north of Napa County and San Francisco.
The county takes its name from Clear Lake, the dominant geographic feature in the county and the largest natural lake wholly within California (Lake Tahoe is partially in Nevada; the Salton Sea was formed by flooding).

California

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Clear Lake is a natural freshwater lake in Lake County in the U.S. state of California, north of Napa County and San Francisco.
In the western part of the state is Clear Lake, the largest freshwater lake by area entirely in California.

Mount Konocti

Mt. Konocti
The geology of Clear Lake is chaotic, with numerous small faults being present in the south end of the lake as well as many volcanoes, ranging in age from 10,000 to 2.1 million years, the largest being Mount Konocti, sitting at the middle of the lake's south shore.
Mount Konocti is a volcano in Lake County, California on the south shore of Clear Lake.

Bloody Island massacre

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One of the most notorious incidents was the Bloody Island Massacre of spring 1850.
The Bloody Island massacre occurred on an island in Clear Lake, California, on May 15, 1850.

Rattlesnake Island (Clear Lake)

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(See: Post Pattern.) Evidence of this has been found at nearby Borax Lake and on Rattlesnake Island in the lake's south arm.
Rattlesnake Island is an island located on Clear Lake in Lake County, northern California.

Lake Miwok

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When the Spanish missionaries came to California, they found that thousands of Native Americans lived in the Clear Lake Basin, primarily Pomo, Yuki, and Wappo with some Lake Miwok.
The Lake Miwok lived in the Clear Lake basin of what is now called Lake County.

California State Route 20

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The historical marker for Bloody Island is on Highway 20 between Upper Lake and the Robinson Rancheria.
Its west end is at SR 1 in Fort Bragg, from where it heads east past Clear Lake, Colusa, Yuba City, Marysville and Nevada City to I-80 near Emigrant Gap, where eastbound traffic can continue on other routes to Lake Tahoe or Nevada.

Anderson Marsh State Historic Park

Exhibits and programs about the region's culture and history are maintained and presented by rangers and docents at Clear Lake State Park and at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park.
Anderson Marsh is located at the head of Cache Creek on the southeast corner of Clear Lake, the largest natural lake completely within the borders of California.

Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake

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The historical marker for Bloody Island is on Highway 20 between Upper Lake and the Robinson Rancheria.
The Habematolel Pomo are indigenous to California's Clear Lake Basin.

Nathaniel Lyon

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A United States Army contingent under Lieutenant Nathaniel Lyon cornered as many as 200 Pomo on an island in Clear Lake, and slaughtered most of them—including scores of women and children.
After the Mexican War, Lyon was then posted to the frontier, where he participated in the massacre of Pomo Native Americans at Clear Lake, California, the 1850 "Bloody Island Massacre"; as many as 100 old men, women and children were killed.

Post Pattern

(See: Post Pattern.) Evidence of this has been found at nearby Borax Lake and on Rattlesnake Island in the lake's south arm.
Excavation sites are around Clear Lake and Borax Lake.

Sulphur Bank Mine

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The lake is heavily contaminated with mercury from the nearby Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine.
The Sulphur Bank Mine is located near Clearlake Oaks and Clear Lake in Lake County, California.

Pomo

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When the Spanish missionaries came to California, they found that thousands of Native Americans lived in the Clear Lake Basin, primarily Pomo, Yuki, and Wappo with some Lake Miwok.
They slaughtered between 60 and 400 people, mostly women and children of the Clear Lake Pomo and neighboring tribes, on an island in Clear Lake.

Clear Lake State Park (California)

Clear Lake State Park
Exhibits and programs about the region's culture and history are maintained and presented by rangers and docents at Clear Lake State Park and at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park.
Clear Lake State Park is a state park of California, USA, on Clear Lake.

Lavinia exilicauda

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The native Clear Lake Hitch (Lavinia exilicauda), was once so abundant that millions of hitch clogged the lake's feeder streams in dry months.
Their range includes the Sacramento River-San Joaquin River System of the Central Valley, the Russian River, Clear Lake, Pajaro River, and Salinas River.

Naval Air Station Alameda

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Clear Lake was used as an outlying seaplane base for Alameda Naval Air Station during World War II and the early years of the cold war.

Russian River (California)

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Volcanic eruptions and subsequent landslides changed the landscape dramatically, forever separating Clear Lake from the Blue Lakes and from its former westward drainage into the Russian River.
The fur trapper Ewing Young, led an expedition up Putah Creek to Clear Lake and on to the Mendocino County Coast in March, 1833.

Crotalus oreganus

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Common reptiles and amphibians include the northwestern pond turtle, California king snake, Pacific gopher snake, garter snakes, northern pacific rattlesnake, common bullfrog and the rare giant salamander among many others.

The Geysers

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Sewage from many Lake County towns no longer flows into the lake; instead, it is pumped to The Geysers geothermal plant.
The injection of wastewater to the Geysers protects local waterways and Clear Lake by diverting effluent which used to be put into surface waters, and has produced electricity without releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

List of lakes in California

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Among freshwater lakes entirely contained within the state, the largest by area is Clear Lake, which covers 68 sqmi.

Cache Creek (Sacramento River tributary)

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Cache Creek starts at the outlet of Clear Lake.

Lakeport, California

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Lakeport is on the west shore of Clear Lake, at an elevation of 1355 feet (413 m).

Lower Lake, California

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Lower Lake (formerly Grantville) is a census-designated place (CDP) in the southern Clear Lake region of Lake County, in northern California.

Clearlake Oaks, California

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It is located on the extreme southeast of Clear Lake, 13 miles (20.8 km) east-southeast of Lakeport, at an elevation of 1,335 feet (407 m).