Dominica’s Boiling Lake shows increased activity

Dominica’s Boiling Lake shows increased activity

Visitors to Boiling Lake in Dominica have been advised to be cautious as the lake continues to experience instability.  

The UWI Seismic Research Center (UWI SRC) in its latest update on Monday said on March 29, the lake was observed to experience a significant drop in water levels, where there was little to no water observed in the lake.  

Since then, there has been some partial refilling of the lake with water levels remaining low and fluctuating somewhat. However, activity has increased with water temperatures of 84 degrees Celsius being recorded and visible venting observed.  

The UWI-SRC and the ODM – Office of Disaster Management, Dominica continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates accordingly. 

The Boiling Lake is a volcano-hydrothermal feature located in an area next to the Valley of Desolation in southern Dominica. 

  • PublishedApril 9, 2024

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