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Watch this mesmerizing vortex in a Portuguese lake swallow excess rainwater

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 19, 2016 01:04 AM
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It really is amazing what nature and man can do when they work together. Portugal’s Covão do Conchos dam funnels water into an amazing ground-level waterfall during flood season. The mesmerizing vortex is a beautiful example of a “bell-mouth spillway,” a unique form of infrastructure that controls water overflow during particularly heavy rain periods by rerouting the water elsewhere. Take a look at the video below.



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