There's been a lot of news coverage of Lake Berryessa during the last few days now that the Glory Hole has spilled again for the second time in three years. The photos and videos taken by the Lake Berryessa News Drone have amazed, and frightened, people who have never seen the Glory Hole in action before. Inevitably the question is raised about the danger of the structure. It's difficult to get close to the Glory Hole at any time due to the barriers in place.
Video: Glory Hole Spillway Draining Water at Lake Berryessa
Watch What Happens When a 'Glory Hole' Opens in Lake Berryessa | Travel + Leisure
Lake Berryessa is the largest lake in Napa County, California. This reservoir in the Vaca Mountains was formed following the construction of the Monticello Dam on Putah Creek in the s. Since the early s, this reservoir has provided water and hydroelectricity to the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The spillway operates when there is excess water in the reservoir; in after heavy rains it started flowing, for the first time since In a woman was killed after being pulled inside the spillway.
1997: NORTH BAY / Woman Sucked Into Lake Berryessa Spillway
You can tell because, for the second time in just two years, the Lake Berryessa Spillway has been activated. But what exactly is the spillway? And why was it created? Keep scrolling to find out all about this heart-pounding view, why it occurs, and how you can see it.
By Dailymail. A video of the bird being sucked down the ft deep Glory Hole at Lake Berryessa in Napa Valley went viral earlier this week. The video, which was posted to Facebook, shows a lone cormorant being swept into the hole, apparently unaware of what awaited it. It was initially believed that the bird didn't survive, but Rick Fowler, the Lake Berryessa water resources manager, is saying otherwise.