A Mesmerizing Look at the Opening of a Spillway for the First Time

Trevor English

The newly constructed Banja Dam in Albania has just opened its floodgates allowing water to flow over its weir, and it is mesmerizing to watch. In terms of spillway length, the concrete channel is quite long. Dam operators filmed the opening of the gates using a drone, which pans out to follow the water and debris slowly draining down the incline. You can check out the footage in all of its engineering beauty above.