BIG LAKE HOLE 70 FEET WIDE -- Drain Pipe Depth 280 ft (86m) & Length over 700 ft - Lake Level has been 6 feet (2 meters) above edge of Drain Spillway. May 2006 was last time water went over edge of Drain due to low rainfall - Photo Lake Level 0.89 feet over edge - Click photo for Full Effect 1600x1200... Taken@ Lake Berryessa, Napa, California

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Comments (522)

Patricia Santini on July 9, 2011

Very impressive and interesting! I saw a reportage about this phenomenon in NatGeo!

Greetings from Santiago of Chile.


lduran on July 10, 2011

espectàcular imagen, luis.

Momocsi Takamaru on July 18, 2011

I've never seen anything like it.Unfortunately, too far for me. :(

Vad-ak on July 18, 2011


Pierre M. on July 18, 2011

spectacular photo !

ar.dolas on July 24, 2011

Spectacular and interesting shot.Like.My greetings.

T. Yamachan on July 26, 2011

Amazing! I've never seen before. Good shot! Greeting from Japan.

Anna_Kis on July 28, 2011


Stefano Moschini on July 29, 2011

like!and yellow star!


Jarka on July 29, 2011

To je neskutečná fotka,nedovedu si představit jak to vypadá v přírodě. Jarka z Prahy

Roslyn Margaret. on July 29, 2011

Unbelievably spooky i feel like im falling into it just looking at the photo. Great shot thank you.

Auggee on July 30, 2011

Thanks Roslyn for your comment. Never thought of it that way but your perception of spooky is correct ... it is a little SPOOKY ... Just don't fall in and you'll be okay!

Ernandes C Santos on July 30, 2011

Imagem impressionante, fantastica...Um forte abraço, do seu amigo Ernandes... Saudações de São Paulo - Brasil

Chandana Gunatilake on July 30, 2011

oh Thanks my dear I went through the link u provided " " which gives more details. Thankx again and greetings from Chandana Sri Lanka

Auggee on July 30, 2011

@Chandana Gunatilake... My pleasure.... Are 5 or 6 YouTube videos showing the Exit hole and using it for Skateboarding or BMX biking. 1. YouTube One 2. YouTube2 3. YouTube3

Chandana Gunatilake on July 31, 2011

thanx Auggee, thanks

Jyoti on August 3, 2011

beautiful place wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zlatan Lipljanac on August 5, 2011

Amazing photo! Big like!

Patrycja Błajdo on August 21, 2011

It is amazing! Just a miracle! I wonder what is at the bottom of the hole: D (?)

Auggee on August 25, 2011

@PartycjaBlajodoPhotog... On July 30 posted a reply with links to 3 YouTube videos where the water comes out

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Photo taken in Putah Creek State Wildlife Area, California 95694, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 15, 2008
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    by Auggee
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix Z1
    • Taken on 2006/05/02 14:33:49
    • Exposure: 0.005s
    • Focal Length: 6.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash