This is incredible. What one man managed to capture on film for the first time in history is so beautiful I just couldn’t hold back the tears! You just have to see it to believe it!
After five long and barren years without water, California finally received enough rain last winter to be declared drought-free. The extremely dry conditions had affected everything in the Golden State — even the seventh largest man-made lake in California, Lake Berryessa.
Lake Berryessa is world famous for its Glory Hole spillway, which sits up against the side of a 304-foot dam. Sadly, for over a decade there hasn’t been sufficient water for the Glory Hole to be seen in action — until now.
2017 brought record-breaking rainfall to Napa County, allowing lakes and reservoirs that were previously dried up to fill to max capacity. Lake Berryessa was filled, and the Glory Hole finally went to work again.
Measuring at the widest part of the opening, the hole is 72 feet across and, as it travels down the funnel, eventually narrows down to 28 feet. The water flows through the funnel and eventually drains into Putah Creek.
A professional media UAV pilot by the name of Evan K was able to capture drone footage of the mesmerizing spillway in action. Between the incredible shots of Napa’s rolling hills and the rushing power of the lake, the thrilling footage is absolutely breathtaking.
Watch the world-famous Glory Hole Spillway in the incredible video footage below:
As I watched in amazement, I just couldn’t help but think of Psalm 96:11-12, which reads:
“Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.”
Wasn’t that just beautiful? Please share if this magnificent lake brought a smile to your face today.