Check Out This Trippy Video Of The 'Glory Hole' Spillway In Lake Berryessa


Tom Hale

Senior Journalist

clockFeb 22 2017, 20:45 UTC

The spillway is nicknamed the "Glory Hole". We're not sure why. Evan K/YouTube


It might look like you're staring straight into the underworld's abyss, but fear not, it’s actually the “Glory Hole" – an affectionately nicknamed spillway in Lake Berryessa of Napa County, California.


This reservoir lake in the Vaca Mountains provides water and hydroelectricity to parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. The water level in the lake is the highest it’s been since January 2006 and is still rising, according to Lake Berryessa News. This influx of water has meant the water level has risen around 1 meter (3.5 feet) above the Glory Hole spillway, which is used to provide the controlled release of water flows from a dam. The water has only been high enough to do this 26 times in the 58-year history of the reservoir.

To catch this truly stunning footage, Evan K managed to get permission from the dam owners to fly a drone over this rare occurrence last weekend.

Just don’t stare too hard or your soul might get sucked in forever.


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