Lake Berryessa is 3.5' OVER the Glory Hole Spillway 4K HD Drone Report - Lake Berryessa News 2-21-17


The latest rains in California are topping the lake off at over 3.5' above the World Famous Glory Hole Spillway at Lake Berryessa, so check out Lake Berryessa, Putah Creek, and the Monticello Dam from the perspective of a drone, this time with MORE WATER.  Also, high water at the dam means minor flooding in the resorts, happy geese, and lots of water for fishing!  Check it out!

FEB 21, 2017 LAKE LEVEL FACTS:
-Lake level is still rising, and as of 1:00 pm, at 443.5 feet, or 3.5 feet over the Glory Hole spillway! This is equal to the highest the lake level in 11 years on January 2, 2006.
-It is only 3.2 feet lower than the highest level in lake history - 446.7 feet in 1983 - 6.7 feet above Glory Hole.
-The lake level has only reached Glory Hole 26 times in its 58 year history.
-From the chart we can see that 1996 to 2006 was a wet period with the lake hitting Glory Hole 9 out of 11 years. Also, the lake has just seen the second fastest rise in its history. The fastest rise was 61 feet in 1995 - and the lake never even got to Glory Hole level.
-Are we entering another 11 year wet period? How much higher will it go?
-The lake level at this time last year was 401.4 feet, 42.1 feet lower than today.
-The level has risen 44.9 feet since its low of 398.6 feet on 10/23/16 and 39.8 feet since January 1, 2017.
-This winter rainfall total has risen to 40 to 110+ inches in the watershed.

www.VisitLakeBerryessa.com - Check it out in March 2017 - All Good Easy Access Tourist Info brought to you by the LB News.

Do not operate drones within 400' of infrastructure.
This video filmed by professional media UAV pilot, for The Lake Berryessa News.

Music: "Napa Valley Marathon", Bill Scholer

Copyright 2017

To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful.com

Jennifer
Where does the water go after it is sucked down into the hole?
roZZa 24
imagine falling down that🤔...
Christel Vinot
Where does that hole lead? What happens if you go down it?
Jordan jojo
too bad the zodiac killer never made his way through the glory hole
jmr1068204
Now we know why they made it to be so big. Since this is 3.5 feet over, it appears that max capacity for the whole is 6-8 feet over.
threelittlebirds
beautiful glory hole
Keith Ryals
If you don't mind me asking, who is playing the music in the soundtrack to your video?
xX Xx
on my way there ssooooo excited!!!!
Carlie Winters
How to dispose of a body 101
justyn hardwick
how many bodies are down in that hole?
thomasfholland
Someone should tie a GoPro to a life preserver and film it while they throw it down the hole.
56jmoney
What if you got sucked into that?
Matthew Street
did anyone notice there were two spill ways ??
BEEFAMET
Who wants to throw a beach ball down it?...Me
kimmer6
So you're saying that I can't shoot the tube on my skateboard next Saturday?
Tommy Drone
That's crazy COOOL!!!! Wow!!
Edward Rowe
what a lie
Edward Rowe
gb
Edward Rowe
dumb
iwan
i am going to jump in it
Spencer Schultz
Evan clearly has better gear than we do but, here's some context as to where the Glory Hole is in relation to Solano County and the spillway that the hole ultimately leads to. https://youtu.be/G1bEhzvkm_0
SkyHighwearstiedye
looks like a butthole when you zoom in
Dirty Bird
What you need for this video is an old GoPro in a waterproof case with a float attached to a short tether, and an auto-drop on the bird. You lift off with the GoPro recording, auto-drop it into the spillway, & recover it once it passes through the dam.
Aussie Gamer
How do they keep the boats away from this? It looks dangerous ... but really cool!!!!
Matt Douglas
Think you'd survive if you jumped in?
Luboman411
Really, a glory hole? There must be a better name for a large drain-like aperture in a dam... Also, Putah Creek? In Spanish that is a very naughty word...
Nolan Gaudreau
That would be an awesome water slide
Sander Denayer
Hi Evan! Nice drone footage! Can we use it in our video for the Belgian News VTM? With credits, of course!
flinx
My left ear really enjoyed that.
Acuity
I'm afraid of falling in and I'm just watching the video.
WildBillHabiki
0:18 looks like a water anus
1jeffr
I see this lake is close to San Francisco, now I see how it got the name "Glory Hole".
WARPHEAD
The guys flying their drones over the spillway are sissy's. What I want to see are some go-pro cameras on some real nice high end remote controlled boats. Let's see who has the baddest R/C boats. See who can squirt their powerful Bad-a$$ R/C boats right to the edge of doom. Put some money down on who comes back and who trades it all for the first video ever of getting sucked into that bottomless hole. A sure fire thrill for everyone, well everyone except for the boat owners who's boats kiss doom and don't come back. The dudes with drones could risk it all to, by swooping down just in the nick of time, hooking a struggling boat right on the edge of disaster and either pull the boat to safety or go down the hole with the boat. Invite R/C boat teams from other countries to try their luck competing for The Baddest R/C Boat in the world title. Each team racking up points for getting the closest and surviving. Winner takes the trophy home until the next competition, just like the sailing teams do. Just go ahead and make it a traditionally recognized sport. Call it "The International Spillway Glory Hole Championships." It would be better than watching a bunch of America hating ungrateful millionaires drop to one knee and disrespect the only country in the world that could make millionaires out of grown men running around on a field with a deformed under-inflated turd looking ball. R/C boats struggling against a hole in the Earth. Sounds like exciting fun to me.
Jay B
Is there a law somewhere that says you have to put music to every video.
dfarmbrough
I think the term you're looking for is "overflow".
deyjawa
Can we get a guy in a barrel down this thing already? What's taking so long?
Jim Parks
Are you able to take an inner tube and take that baby for a ride?
CampgroundViews
Awesome footage! Thanks for sharing.
citizenintime
Glory hole? Really?
2cents
Put the illegals in it.
Calvin Denali
Finally i've found one that will fit..!!
Seamus O'Brien
That is deceptive advertising. I clicked on this video expecting something totally different. Instead, I just wasted 90 seconds of my life.
Paul Marado
This isn't fair to show an abundance water. This will make people waste water. There needs to be a higher water tax when the lakes are full. It's only fair.
Melissa Culverwell
Thank you. You did the dam proud.
Kris Vera-Phillips
Love this video! Would love to use it tonight on KPBS Evening Edition!
Alexsandro Santos
Parece um cuzinho de perto
Luisa Wawrzinek
Hi Evan, we would like to use a sequence of your video for the german TV Show "logo!", a news programme for children. Is that possible (with credits, of course) to show it on TV and online? Best, Luisa
Mattia Sparagna
Hi Evan, this video is so beautiful! I work for Fanpage.it, a newspaper in Italy. Do you mind if we use it with a credit to you?
Related Videos
Thumbnail: Lake Berryessa and the Glory Hole during and after drought.
Thumbnail: Lake Berryessa Splashing Over the Spillway Drone Video Report - Lake Berryessa News 2.16.17
Thumbnail: ALMOST LOST MY DRONE - 1000 feet up then descending into Glory Hole at Lake Berryessa
Thumbnail: Gibson Dam Glory Hole Spillway, Montana
Thumbnail: Vet Ski GP, Am Ski Lites, and Ski GP at the JetJAM Jet Ski Races - Camp Far West, CA - 7.16.17
Thumbnail: Breaking News - 7/19/17 Oroville Dam Update - Spillway Video - Lake Oroville Dam - 2017
Thumbnail: Juniors Ski 10-12 Stock at JetJAM Jet Ski Races - Camp Far West, CA - 7.16.17
Thumbnail: Freestyle at the JetJAM Jet Ski Races - Camp Far West, CA - 7.16.17
Thumbnail: Deepest Hole in The Ocean! (Whirlpool) Saltstraumen
Thumbnail: 4k Hawaii Drone Footage
Thumbnail: Lake Daniels 4 18 16 Spillway
Thumbnail: Overflowing Glory Hole Spillway at Lake Berryessa Drone Report - Lake Berryessa News 2-18-17
Thumbnail: Highline over Glory Hole at Lake Iovanu
Thumbnail: Owyhee Glory Hole Spillway DJI Phantom 4 Drone Video, March 23, 2017
Thumbnail: 7-19-17 Oroville Dam Spillway Live Update - Latest News Today - Lake Oroville Dam - USA - 2017
Thumbnail: California’s Lake Berryessa reaches capacity, Glory Hole expected to spill soon - TomoNews
Thumbnail: Opening of the spillway gate - Banja Dam
Thumbnail: The biggest emergency spillway footage.‼️
Thumbnail: Flame Throwing Drone Helps Remove Net on UHV Power Line
Thumbnail: Glory Hole Revelations
Thumbnail: AMA Drone Report 07.20.17: DRL's FAST Drones, GeoFencing, Certified Drone Photographer?
Thumbnail: New Tripe Update - 7/19/17 Oroville Dam - Mackay Dam - Spillway Video - USA - 2017 - Daily News
Thumbnail: How to Make a Homemade Drone
Thumbnail: Summer 2017 Is Here! Let's Go Wakesurfing! - Lake Berryessa News Drone Report - 6.4.17
Thumbnail: Beginner Ski at the JetJAM Jet Ski Races - Camp Far West, CA - 7.16.17
Thumbnail: July 10,2013 Hartwell Dam Spillway Test
Thumbnail: Dam Opening its Floodgates
Thumbnail: Oroville Spillway June 29, 2017
Thumbnail: Drone almost swallowed up by Lake Berryessa glory hole
Thumbnail: Proposed Dam Would Double Capacity Of Pacheco Reservoir
Thumbnail: 10"+ of Rain Takes Its Toll, But Lake Berryessa is Taking Its Shape Again - 1.11.17 LB News
Thumbnail: Lake Berryessa glory hole
Thumbnail: Monticello Dam Glory Hole 2 18 17 Pt 3
Thumbnail: Don Pedro Spillway Opens For First Time Since 1997
Thumbnail: 2017 SF Bay to Breakers Fun People Photos & Drone Video - Lake Berryessa News Drone Report - 5.21.17
Thumbnail: River Treasure: iPhones, Cash, iHome, Raybans And MOAR!
Thumbnail: 10 Best Places to Visit in California
Thumbnail: California's Magic by Drone!
Thumbnail: Top 5 Drone Moments Caught On Gopro
Thumbnail: Hoover Dam Spillway Overflow 1983
Thumbnail: lake berryessa memorial weekend Super secret flyover! DJI Phantom 3
Thumbnail: 4 WAYS TO TAKE DOWN ILLEGAL DRONES
Thumbnail: Top 5 Best Drones Available Now (2017)
Thumbnail: THE AIR FORCE WANTS PERMISSION TO SHOOT DOWN CIVILIAN DRONES || WARTHOG 2017
Thumbnail: Lake Berryessa Memorial Weekend 5-28-17
Thumbnail: Mansfield Dam gate opened FIRST time since 2007!
Thumbnail: Incredible drone-powered "hoverbike" built by Russians
Thumbnail: Whirlpool! Extreme!
Thumbnail: Oroville Dam Spillway 2-21-17 4:30pm Quick Afternoon Update
Thumbnail: California Winter Storm 2017 - Aerials: The Sierra to the American River