When one thinks of the term “glory hole”, what they imagine is probably a hole in the wall of a truck stop bathroom.If that’s not what you thought of, then you are pure at heart and we’re sorry for polluting you with unclean thoughts. Recently, though,California’s heavy rainfallfilled a unique spillway to the brim and made a glory hole of a different kind: the Monticello’s Glory Hole is flowing in all its (ahem) glory.
It’s been nearly a decade since there was enough rain to fill Lake Berryessa. Officially called the Monticello Dam Morning Glory Spillway, the Glory Hole is exactly what it looks like (no, not a water-filled butthole, you sick freak): a hole in the bottom of the spillway that empties out below it. The 304-foot concrete dam in Napa County, Calif. blocked Putah Creek to create Lake Berryessa in the 1950s.
This is the first time the Glory Hole has been filmed from a drone, since the last time it worked, drones weren’t really a thing. The Lake Berryessa News obtained permission from the dam operators to do a quick flyover after the recent rains saturated the area.