Drone Captures Footage Of “Glory Hole” Spillway At Lake Berryessa Overflowing

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See the World Famous Glory Hole Spillway at Lake Berryessa overflowing for the first time ever from the perspective of a drone. The Lake Berryessa News, with authorization from dam operators, shows you what you want to see! This video is all about the spillway!

image/text credit: Evan K

Sitting up against the side of a 304-foot dam, Lake Berryessa is famous for its “Glory Hole” spillway, an incredible sight to behold. Unfortunately, for over a decade there has not been enough water for the Glory Hole to be seen in action.

Drones videos capture bird’s-eye-view of water from heavy rains overflowing into the Glory Hole spillway at Lake Berryassa in Napa, California over the weekend of February 18, 2017.

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The spillway is designed to channel up to 48,400 cubic feet per second of water from the lake to Putah Creek at the base of Monticello Dam when water levels get too high.The so-called ‘glory hole’ is designed to stop water from spilling over the Monticello Dam, with water draining into the funnel instead.

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