World's Second Largest Hole in A Lake

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World's Second Largest Hole in A Lake CuriousJM 11/16/11 12:49 AM
The morning glory hole type spillway in the Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta County, California, is the Largest Hole in a Lake in US & Europe and second largest in the World.

The spillway crest has a diameter of 26.8 metres (44 feet) and the bore gradually tapers down to 7.5 metres (24.5 feet).

It may be worthwhile to note that the largest hole in a lake (90 metres - 295 feet) is in the Jatiluhur Reservoir on the island of Java, Indonesia.


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Main source of info:US Bureau of Reclamation (pdf)

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Re: World's Second Largest Hole - Whiskeytown Spillway TheLedge 11/16/11 1:25 AM
I would love to see a local artist create a plug and chain for it. grin
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