If you take of the beaten path between Sacramento and San Francisco and take the longer drive over the mountains to Napa Valley you can stop by for a few minutes at this engineering masterpiece. The beautiful rolling hills and curvy roads makes this long rode a driving experience. I would choose this anytime over following up a truck on the highway. Not to mention that you can stop at some of the famous and recognized wineries in just half an hour drive in Napa Valley.
What makes this dam unique and special is the overflow design. There is 25-30 ft diameter channel which prevents too high water levels. When there is too much water in the reservoir it look like a giant sinkhole in middle of a beautiful lake.
I wish I could use my drone here, but unfortunately it's forbidden.
Photos taken during my travels in the US and abroad. Enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed being at the locations