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 rainfall filled 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.