Lake Pillsbury

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Lake Pillsbury is an artificial lake in the Mendocino National Forest of Lake County, California, created from the waters impounded from the Eel River by Scott Dam.wikipedia
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Lake County, California

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Lake Pillsbury is an artificial lake in the Mendocino National Forest of Lake County, California, created from the waters impounded from the Eel River by Scott Dam.
At the extreme north of the county Lake Pillsbury and the Van Arsdale Reservoir dam the Eel River, providing water and power to Ukiah in Mendocino County.

Eel River (California)

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Lake Pillsbury is an artificial lake in the Mendocino National Forest of Lake County, California, created from the waters impounded from the Eel River by Scott Dam.
The river flows south through a narrow canyon in Lake County before entering Lake Pillsbury, the reservoir created by Scott Dam.

Mendocino National Forest

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Lake Pillsbury is an artificial lake in the Mendocino National Forest of Lake County, California, created from the waters impounded from the Eel River by Scott Dam.
Lake Pillsbury is the largest recreational lake in the forest at 2280 acre and offers boat ramps, camping and resorts.

Potter Valley Project

It was called the Potter Valley Project or Eel River Project.
Scott Dam, which forms Lake Pillsbury, was completed in 1922.

Tule elk

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The tule elk is one of the largest land mammals native to California, with cows weighing up to 350 pounds, and the largest bulls weighing roughly 500 pounds.
In 1978, herds were established at Mount Hamilton in Santa Clara County, Lake Pillsbury in Lake County, Jawbone Canyon in Kern County, Point Reyes National Seashore, Fort Hunter Liggett Military Reservation, and Camp Roberts.

Powerboating

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Activities in the Lake Pillsbury Recreation Area include powerboating, fishing, swimming, sailing, picnicking, hiking and hang gliding.

Ukiah, California

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In 1906, W.W. Van Arsdale formed the Eel River Power and Irrigation Company and contracted with the city of Ukiah for a hydroelectric generating station to increase electricity supply for the city.

Acre-foot

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Scott Dam was completed in 1921 as a concrete gravity structure, 138 feet high, 805 feet long at its crest, and impounding a maximum capacity of 86,400 acre-feet.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company acquired the project in 1933, and maintains the facilities today.

Jack Haley

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In 1969, performers Jack Haley and Jackie Gleason purchased the Fuller Ranch and created the Pillsbury Ranch subdivision.

Jackie Gleason

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In 1969, performers Jack Haley and Jackie Gleason purchased the Fuller Ranch and created the Pillsbury Ranch subdivision.

Marina

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The Lake Pillsbury Resort operates a marina with rentals, boat slips and supplies.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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California Department of Fish and Game stock the lake with trout annually. Hunted to near extinction during the California Gold Rush era, the animals were reintroduced to the Lake Pillsbury Basin in the late 1970s by the California Department of Fish and Game, and the herd has steadily grown, numbering around 80 in 2007.

Trout

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California Department of Fish and Game stock the lake with trout annually.

Micropterus

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Other fish include black bass, steelhead, and pikeminnow.

Rainbow trout

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Other fish include black bass, steelhead, and pikeminnow.

Ptychocheilus

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Other fish include black bass, steelhead, and pikeminnow.

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

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The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has developed a safe eating advisory for Lake Pillsbury based on levels of mercury or PCBs found in fish caught from this water body.

Polychlorinated biphenyl

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The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has developed a safe eating advisory for Lake Pillsbury based on levels of mercury or PCBs found in fish caught from this water body.

Snow Mountain Wilderness

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Other nearby recreational opportunities include the Snow Mountain Wilderness located east of Lake Pillsbury.

National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

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The Bloody Rock historic area is located within the wildlife refuge north of the lake as well as the Eel River and the Wild and Scenic Black Butte River.

California Gold Rush

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Hunted to near extinction during the California Gold Rush era, the animals were reintroduced to the Lake Pillsbury Basin in the late 1970s by the California Department of Fish and Game, and the herd has steadily grown, numbering around 80 in 2007.

Los Padres National Forest

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Mendocino National Forest and Los Padres National Forest are the only two national forests in California to have tule elk.