Drone Shows 'Glory Hole' Spillway at Lake Berryessa Overflowing

StoryfulPublished: February 23, 20171,545,339 viewsVirality: 15%
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.

Planet Earth still contains many mysteries that sometimes science can't understand, but isn't it just awesome? Take some time out of the day to observe the beauty that this world has to offer.

Check out this crazy 'Glory Hole' or check out the Drone used!

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