Boiling Lake getting back to normal; volcanologist to visit Dominica

There were recent changes in the water level in the lake. Photo: Facebook
There were recent changes in the water level in the lake. Photo: Facebook

The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) and the Forestry Division has announced that the Boiling Lake is returning to normal state but is warning that visitors should refrain from visiting the area.

A volcanologist will also be visiting Dominica and will evaluate and take samples from the lake and the Valley of Desolation.

“A visit to the lake last week revealed that it was getting back to its normal state with the water level rising and boiling,” the ODM said on Monday afternoon. “However, the water is of a very dark gray color and the fumes are still very potent.”

Some changes in the physical structure of the crater have also been observed.

“The team also noticed some changes in the physical structure of the crater where either through a process of erosion or soil slippage there is some undermining under the observation area,” the ODM stated.

Visitors are warned to stay away from the lake until further notice.

Dr. Adam Stinton, a volcanologist from the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) which is being run by the Seismic Research Center (SRC) is expected to arrive in Dominica today, Tuesday, December 6 for a 4-day visit. Dr. Stinton will be here to do some evaluation and sampling at the lake and Valley of Desolation areas.

Meanwhile, it is being advised that barriers and proper signage be displayed at the lake for safety reasons.

“The monitoring team has advised that a barrier be erected around the observation area and proper signage be displayed to ensure the safety of visitors to the lake,” the ODM said. “A determination will be made towards the end of the week following the Volcanologist’s visit on the status of the lake vis-à-vis the lifting of the ban on visits to the lake by the general public.”

Recently the site was closed to visitors after changes in water levels were seen and the water in the lake, the second largest of its kind in the world, had turned cold.

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  1. The Truth Be Told
    December 8, 2016

    Scientists or whoever they are, think they know it all, even better than God who created the world, human beings, all what is in it and who gave humanity its faculties, intelligence and these beautiful sceneries worldwide. They will even question the existence of God.

    Dominicans should be elated that the boiling lake is returning to normal. It is an inexplicable phenomenon. Be it puzzling, there is much to be admired.

  2. Jessie Clements, PhD (climatology)
    December 6, 2016

    Volcanoes do not exist. The boiling lake is nothing but chemical action residue from an ancient quarry. Look, read, listen and learn:

    Have a look at the boiling lake site again. Does this look like a ‘natural construction’? If you think it does, then have a look at deserted quarry sites across the world and you will see how similar they are with our ‘natural’ wonder. Here is a good pic for you:

    Friends, the deepest that man has ever gone down into the earth is 8 miles. This means that EVERYTHING we have been told about volcanoes, the earth’s ‘core’, etc., is nothing other the pure theory bordering on downright lies.

    We have been lied and lied to from birth. The earth is 100% not what we have been told it is. Question everything – your survival depends on it.

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 8, 2016

      I do not think it is a lie. No human could do this or is capable of doing this, unless someone is below the surface and this is an impossibility. No one could survive underneath it.
      IF anything was placed underneath, it has to be repaired to keep the water boiling.
      It is boiling water. Surely, it could not be boiling for all those years.
      OK! Once it dried up and was revived. Who and what is underneath to make it return to what it was, boiling water.?
      Recently it became cold. Wow! Another phenomenon. Who turned the hot, boiling water to cold? It is not a kettle or pot of boiling water that when they are turned off for a while, the water turns cold.
      Then the other one has been spewing gas.
      Now the boiling lake is returning to normal. Mysterious!
      Can you say what is below the surface to cause all these changes?
      God knows and I leave this up to him. As I always say, one day the truth will be revealed to us. Let life go on and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

      • Ten Ten for Dante Jones
        December 8, 2016

        I think you are lying and ignorant and I having Jessie’s link which explains his proposal, I believe his version of the facts.

    • skepticalone
      December 8, 2016

      Garcon if you have a PHD you are an insult to all others who have one! Who do you think
      was quarrying here? Personally I think it was either dwarves or aliens, what do you think?

      • Tele Konosha, MSc. (physics)
        December 8, 2016

        The ‘boliing’ lake is a fake natural occurance. It is just the residue of quarrying. People pushing this fake news of its natural occurrence should be taken to account.

        As someone who has studied these fakeries in depth, I totally agree with Jessie’s view.

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