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Pictures Of The World's Biggest Drain Hole

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Located in northern California, the Monticello Dam has the largest morning glory spillway in the world. This funnel-shaped outlet, allows water to bypass the dam when it reaches capacity, as it swallows a rate of 48,400 cubic feet per second (1370 m³/s).

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According to Davis Wiki, "for obvious reasons, swimming near the glory hole is both prohibited and stupid. There are buoys strung across the lake to discourage boaters and swimmers from approaching the glory hole and the dam. Furthermore, the glory hole is well fenced off from the land."

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The distance from the funnel to the exit point - which is situated in the south side of the canyon - is about 700 feet.

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This type of spillway is basically a giant cement funnel. The hole's largest diameter is 72 feet and narrows to about 28 feet.

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"During the drier months, when Lake Berryessa's water level is well below the rim of the glory hole, skateboarders and bikers sometimes use the spillway's horizontal exit as a half-pipe”.

It's even on google maps.

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airika

WOW....the picture that I can see....is quite captivating. It's amazing how idiotic people can be though...(refering to the skate boarders). I was watching some video's of the idiotic things that teenagers do....and I don't want my children to become teenagers :D

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Bone_Collector

LOL I was just fixing the links to the pictures. You can see all the pictures now.

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EmpressStarXVII

Wow, thats wild to look at.

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Reincarnated

Neat post :tu:

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nativechick1989

Those are awesome pix .... dams are quite fascinating, thnx for sharing those BC.

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Saint

Absolutely outstandingly amazing!!! Wild to skateboard in there, too!!!

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Bone_Collector

Some of the pics look unreal and yet awesome at the same time. Imagine being in a boat, heading straight for that hole :o Biking or skateboarding in that pipe would be cool too.

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mypaddedroom
Interesting post that would really suck to swim near there. Good thing there's no way people could actually go near it otherwise there would be a lot of missing people haha!

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coldethyl

Hey that's cool!

Good post!

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crouton

Hypnotically fascinating. I imagine if I saw it in person, I would stand there all day, just watching the water spill over the side. Thanks for sharing!

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the rebirth
Hypnotically fascinating. I imagine if I saw it in person, I would stand there all day, just watching the water spill over the side. Thanks for sharing!

it wouldnt be there all day. its an overspill hole. it only gets used when it rains too much.

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ex infernis

We have one of those where I live and in the summer water does flow into it all day

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Princess Serenity

Geez. That is a big drain hole. O_O;;

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Celumnaz

if you jumped in, what part would kill you? would the pressure rip you in half or collape you or...? besides the drowning part.

Edit: sweet pics :)

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ex infernis

you would probaley die from hitting the bottom

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Boo_ Boi

Mmm a man can do alot with a drain that big ^_^

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Bone_Collector
if you jumped in, what part would kill you? would the pressure rip you in half or collape you or...? besides the drowning part.

It would be great to check out the ride wearing an indestructable suit with oxygen masks and all. That would be wild! :P

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jesspy

looks crazy

stupid skate boarders and such

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Bone_Collector

It's reasonably safe to bike and skateboard. You can only do it in summer when the water level is not upto the drain's brim.

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jesspy
It's reasonably safe to bike and skateboard. You can only do it in summer when the water level is not upto the drain's brim.

Okay so they are skating in a vertical pipe right? It looks nuts what if they fall

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Bone_Collector

How can anybody skate or bike in a vertical pipe? They only use the lower horizontal part of the drain which pours the water out.

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jesspy
How can anybody skate or bike in a vertical pipe? They only use the lower horizontal part of the drain which pours the water out.

sorry lol

the pictures made me go crazy didnt see that

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Crazy_Lemons

One word- WOW :huh:

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Celumnaz
It would be great to check out the ride wearing an indestructable suit with oxygen masks and all. That would be wild! :P

:tu: had a mental image of myself all wrapped up in a styrofoam robot suit an a lil pony tank.... :P

I mean... been on all the major rollercoasters and free-fall rides... unless it's got a 90deg angle at the bottom kinda think it'd be like one of those tunnel water rides where you lay down and cross your arms...

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