Glory Hole Drain on Lake Berryessa
Posted by David Schott (+12121) one year ago
I thought this was pretty cool -- but I sure wouldn't want to get sucked into it.

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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+11309) one year ago
I wonder how many fish are being sucked into that orifice?

When we get the big water years over here in west central Montana, like in 1997 and 2011, and the spillway if wide open, you can catch fish in the Missouri River below Holter Dam that you usually never see in a river, like yellow perch. You also get a lot of hatchery planted trout, which improves the fishing for a couple of years. That, and the scour cleans the silt from the gravel bars, improving spawning habitat.
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