'Glory Hole' Spillway Overflows At Lake Berryessa

StoryfulPublished: February 23, 20173,052,757 views
Published: February 23, 2017

The Morning Glory Spillway, called the 'Glory Hole' by locals, spilled over for the first time in 10 years this week. The overflow is a result of a month of recent rains filling the river in formerly drought-stricken California. Drone operator Evan Kilkus told Storyful that the latest rains in California are topping the lake off at over 3.5 feet above the World Famous Glory Hole Spillway at Lake Berryessa. His latest drone video shows Lake Berryessa, Putah Creek, and the Monticello Dam.

What a spectacular phenomenon this is. Locals around this lake were not expecting such substantial rainfall, as it was supposed to be a La Nina year, meaning that the surface temperatures of the sea were below-average. The result tends to be reduced precipitation, or can even result in a drought. That is what caught everyone by surprise.

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This mysterious hole in Lake Berryessa in California is not a supernatural whirlpool, a demon’s mouth, or a portal into hell or a fourth dimension. Also, the creepy thing probably won’t suck you into it either because it is just a really big drain called a spillway. Once you set your eyes on the spiraling water, it is hard to take them off of it.

Footage shows the World Famous Glory Hole Spillway at Lake Berryessa overflowing for the first time ever. Recent rainfalls not only brought the lake up, but they also brought lots of rocks and mud down onto the highway. After a drought-ridden 10-year period, water finally spilled on its own into Lake Berryessa’s Glory Hole, bringing an end to the longest gap between spills in the lake’s history.

Mere inches away from the water at Lake Berryessa’s Monticello Dam reaching the Glory Hole spillway for the first time since 2006, locals flocked to the site this past week for the opportunity to witness the momentous occasion. This phenomenon is truly something you don’t want to miss!

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