We're all watching a Morning Glory Hole… https://t.co/FJBxI1Skhh
— mitrebox (@mitrebox) February 21, 2017
— Ashley Hufford (@ashleyhufford) February 21, 2017
Thanks to wet weather in California, water in the Lake Berryessa reservoir at the Monticello Dam overflowed its iconic bell-shaped spillway for the first time in 10 years, much to the delight of onlookers and visitors. Check it out:
— Storyful (@Storyful) February 21, 2017
— ABC News (@ABC) February 21, 2017
Although ABC News refers to the spillway as “Morning Glory,” most other news sources and locals simply refer to it as Lake Berryessa’s “Glory Hole”:
Water Spills into Lake Berryessa’s ‘Glory Hole’ for First Time Since 2006 https://t.co/6CkHWiUR1d
— FOX40 News (@FOX40) February 17, 2017
It’s even that way on Google maps:
California’s Bureau of Reclamation urged visitors to take caution while visiting the Glory Hole: “SAFETY FIRST”!
The Bureau of Reclamation expects the reservoir at Lake Berryessa to reach 440 feet of elevation sometime in the next few days and will begin flowing into the Glory Hole spillway due to high levels of precipitation and runoff into the reservoir.
Visitors are encouraged to use caution in and around the reservoir during this time.
Think “SAFETY FIRST,” Reclamation wrote in a press release.
Here’s what the lake looked like a few days ago:
— Napa Valley Register (@NapaRegister) February 16, 2017
— Jared Ropelato (@Rope_photo) February 12, 2017
And in years past:
For first time in a decade water is overflowing the 'Glory Hole' Spillway at Lake Berryessa in Northern California. Dry season and now pics. pic.twitter.com/krmA85QN9h
— Anthony Farnell (@AnthonyFarnell) February 21, 2017