Dominica: Boiling Lake water levels return to normal

By Rumi Samuel Published on January 06, 2023
Dominica: Boiling Lake water levels return to normal

The UWI Seismic Research Centre (UWI SRC) has stated that water levels at the Boiling Lake in Dominica have returned to normal.  

In a short statement issued on its Facebook page this afternoon, The UWI-SRC said it, along with the Office of Disaster Management in Dominica (ODM), will continue to monitor the Lake and Valley of Desolation.  

On December 4, 2022, UWI SRC and the ODM announced that it was monitoring activity at the Boiling Lake as the water levels had changed significantly, a phenomenon that has occurred several times since 1876, with the last occurring in November 2021 to May 2022.

It was noted that the observed changes in water levels and activity at Boiling Lake were not necessarily related to increased volcanic activity in the area.  

According to UWI SRC, the Boiling Lake is a volcano-hydrothermal feature located next to the Valley of Desolation in southern Dominica. 

In its normal state of activity, measured temperatures at the edges of the lake are ~90oC; however, occasionally, there have been fluctuations in water levels and temperatures in the past. Since 1876 there have been at least eight (8) recorded instances of changes in the water levels and activity of the Boiling Lake.

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