California unusual spillway kicked into action for the first time since 2006!
Napa County is a county located north of San Pablo Bay in the northern portion of the U.S. state of California.
Napa County, once the producer of many different crops, is known today for its regional wine industry, rising to the first rank of wine regions with France by local wineries Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Chateau Montelena winning the “Judgment of Paris” in 1976.
The seventh largest man-made lake in California is where this “Glory Hole” spillway is located, and the tube goes through the Monticello Dam.
The Lake Berryessa reservoir in Northern California is set to reach full capacity for the first time in 11 years. If that happens, water will be flowing in the lake’s glory hole spillway like a giant bath tub drain.
Crowds of tourists are expected to visit the area to see this amazing work into action.
The glory hole spillway is located about 200 feet from the Monticello Dam. The distance between the glory hole and the exit point is about 700 feet.
The glory hole is a morning glory type spillway shaped like a funnel. It is 72 feet in diameter at its lid and narrows to about 28 feet at its exit point.
Now, the sudden flow of so much water in such a short period of time meant that the water will surpass the height of the glory hole and it will be back in action!
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