When I lived in England, there was a man-made lake on the other side of the road...
...The glory holes were 9 feet high from the lake bottom. Previous years the glory holes were always draining excess water.
It sounds peaceful, and it's interesting that you're using the term glory hole
freely to describe these water events, can I assume you grew up with that term?
Now, I live mostly in Florida, which is infamous for its sinkholes
that swallow cars and occasionally, houses. But here, the terms "sink" and "hole" are a description that makes common sense -- the land "sinks" and in its wake, a "hole" in the ground appears.
As you can tell, I'm still searching for the reason "glory hole
" is a term that would be used both in past generations, or in weather news today.
If not sexual, what in polite society is the "glory
" related to? Is there no meteorologist reading this thread, lol...