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Oh, Glory Hole! (9 pics)

Posted in Pictures   25 Mar 2010   / 34539 views

Do you recognize this famous photo? Yes? No? Inside this post you can find other pictures of this place and learn more about it.

 

1 Oh, Glory Hole! (9 pics)

Maybe you remember this one?

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If you haven’t recognized both pictures, I’ll tell you more about them.


On these photos you can see Monticello Dam that is holding back Putah Creek (a river in California) and forming Lake Berryessa. This place is known as American “Glory Hole”. This weird name was given to this dam because of its spillway. Most dams work this way: their spillway goes to the side managing high waters. However Monticello dam has a morning glory spillway that is surrounded by water. This spillway is mostly a concrete funnel.

When Berryessa is high and water level exceeds project limit, you can see water going over the edge of the spillway creating a pretty but rather frightening spectacle.

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4 Oh, Glory Hole! (9 pics)

5 Oh, Glory Hole! (9 pics)

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7 Oh, Glory Hole! (9 pics)

8 Oh, Glory Hole! (9 pics)

This one was photoshopped :)

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GOODSTUFF4U 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
most cool
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kero 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
cool
       
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Martin 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
The Hole in the 2nd Pic is the one of the Vernagter Stausee in Val Senales/Schnalstal, close to Merano, North Italy i think.
       
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vulpes 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
nice
       
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Smokey 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Amazing to_clue
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Radmobile 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I live in the town right next to it. Winters.

-Radmobile.
       
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jubjub 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
i live in fairfield, ca (not far from berryessa) this is one of those things that pictures just do not do it justice a truely awesome sight
       
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Tarzan 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
WoW!!!
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If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich :)
       
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diegopol 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
damn
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4down2 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Auto-toilet !
       
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Pan 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Awesome :D
       
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