Boiling Lake has not yet re-established its heating process, and people still advised to stay away
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Although the Boiling lake has filled up a little more with fresh water, it has not re-established its heating process. The Office of Disaster Management in conjunction with the Forestry Division and the T&T based Seismic research centre of UWI has been monitoring the situation at the Boiling lake for a few weeks now.
Water levels at the boiling lake have been changing; a phenomenon which has occurred several times since 1876. The boiling lake is a volcano hydro-thermal feature located next to the Valley of Desolation in Southern Dominica.
The lake levels have dropped significantly and have been restored at least 7 times in the past recorded history; in 1876, 1900, 1901, 1971, 1988, 2004 & present. Earlier this month, visitors to the lake reported it had drained again and the water was cold.
Research Volcanologist at the UWI Seismic Research Centre Dr Euroscillia Joseph arrived on island last week, to monitor the situation.
Locals and visitors have been advised to avoid visiting the immediate areas until the activity has been subsided.
Dr Joseph is reiterating this message for persons to stay away from the area.
Research Volcanologist at the UWI Seismic Research Centre Dr Euroscillia Joseph
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