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  Dominica's Boiling Lake - New Year Alert, lake has empltied!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Dominica's Boiling Lake is a unique natural attraction, the second largest of its kind in the world, after that at Rotorua in New Zealand's north island.
The vigour off the lake was estimated to be about 50 to 75% of its normal strength, though the heavy cloud of steam that is normally associated with the lake when boiling "regularly" has not yet returned.
Boiling Lake continues to be monitored by the Forestry Division and is now regarded to have settled back down to its normal condition, continuing to attract our visiting hikers.
www.natureisland.com /BoilingLake.html   (2400 words)

  
 Boiling Springs Lake
Boiling Springs Lake Thermal Area (BSLTA) is a pristine, high-elevation (1805 m) designated wilderness area of LNVP that includes a large, acidic (pH 2), hot (52C) lake known as Boiling Springs Lake (BSL), several weakly pressurized fumaroles, and small hot springs and mud pots of variable T and pH (Fig.
The southern end of the lake appears to be the hottest region of BSLTA, where actively bubbling springs and mud pots are continually present, and T ranges from 65-95 C, even though many of these features are in direct contact with lake water.
On the west and east sides of the lake are a variety of springs ranging in T from 25-93C, pH from 1-4.5.
www.humboldt.edu /~pls13/LIBARATE/bsl-more.htm   (2280 words)

  
 Travel: As Boiling Lake refills, it may turn toxic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
ROSEAU, Dominica - The water in Dominica's Boiling Lake, which mysteriously stopped boiling three months ago, is rising and could abruptly spew out toxic fumes, making it dangerous for visitors to approach, according to officials.
The Boiling Lake, actually a volcanic crater in the heart of a rain forest, stopped boiling Dec. 24 and the water level dropped about 40 feet.
At the same time, the earthquake may have created other fissures that drained the lake, according to Allen Smith, chairman of the geology department at California State University in San Bernardino, Calif. He said the lake could be refilling with rainfall and underground seepage.
www.sptimes.com /2005/02/20/news_pf/Travel/As_Boiling_Lake_refil.shtml   (298 words)

  
 Dominica's Boiling Lake
Hidden within these forests are sulphur springs, patches of boiling mud, fumeroles, multi-coloured streams, crater lakes, underwater hot springs and, of course, the Boiling Lake itself, deep inside the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, now a Unesco world heritage site.
Yet the valley seemed alive: with a whooshing sound from clouds of sulphur that rise from fumeroles; streams come and go, rocks are the colour of stained-glass windows, bubbling waters emerge inky-fl or dribble milk, or flow primrose-yellow from sulphur, or orange from iron.
But not always: it can be pale-green and glassy; or grey and stormy, and despite its "boiling" reputation (people have been seriously burned by its waters and two at least killed by poisonous fumes), a friend of mine, amazingly, once swam in it - on a day when the water had been tepid, almost cold.
geocities.com /raglanr/boilingl.html   (1027 words)

  
 City of Boiling Spring Lakes, history of
Boiling Spring Lakes derives its name from the boiling spring that flows with an incredibly pure stream of water.
The city's centerpiece, the 150-acre "Big Lake", is just one of more than 50 natural and man-made lakes in the city.
In 1961, the developers of Boiling Spring Lakes happened upon a gushing spring concealed in a wooded ravine.
www.boilingspringlakes.com /history.htm   (357 words)

  
 University of the West Indies - Seismic Research Unit
These changes in the activity of the Boiling Lake are again believed to be a reflection of local changes in the geothermal system, and are not related to any changes in the level of volcanic activity.
In 1901 a small steam and gas explosion from the Boiling Lake (which was almost empty at the time) released harmful gases (probably mainly carbon dioxide) into the atmosphere and killed two people who were at the water’s edge at the time.
However, in 1901 a small steam and gas explosion from the Boiling Lake (which was almost empty at the time) released harmful gases (probably mainly carbon dioxide) into the atmosphere and killed two people who were at the water’s edge at the time.
www.uwiseismic.com /News/advisories.html   (2654 words)

  
 Dominica's Boiling Lake almost normal again   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The lake stopped boiling Dec. 24 and the water level dropped about 40 feet, leading the Agriculture Ministry to warn that it could rise unpredictably and spew toxic fumes.
The lake is "boiling again but not as powerful as normal," James said.
Sulfuric fumes from the lake have destroyed what once was lush rain forest, leaving a desolate valley scattered with rocks covered with yellow sulfur crystals and colored hot springs that get green, yellow, orange and blue hues from mineral deposits.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05125/498389.stm   (427 words)

  
 Boiling Lake on Dominica
Dominica's Boiling Lake is the second largest in the world at 270 ft across, and the site is something to be seen.
The welcome sign for Boiling Lake, as well as a hot and cold springs, sits at Titou Gorge, and it is a relatively easy-going hike from here for about an hour until you reach Breakfast River.
While boiling hot and kind of stinky, the sulphur is said to have medicinal value for the skin.
www.kellyandian.com /BoilingLake.htm   (806 words)

  
 Dominica's boiling lake stops boiling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Dominica boiling lake has stopped boiling and the water level has dropped 30 to 40 feet according to a report from the Forestry and Wildlife Division on December 28, 2004.
The boiling lake is located in the area and believed to be a flooded fumarole, a crack through which gases escape from the molten lava below, rather than a volcanic crater.
The natural basin of the Boiling Lake collects the rainfall from the surrounding hills and from two small streams which empty into the lake.
www.cdera.org /cunews/news/dominica/printer_792.php   (434 words)

  
 SCIENTISTS BAFFLED BY BOILING LAKE THAT ISN'T   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The 200-foot-wide lake is a crater filled by underground rivulets and rainwater and heated by volcanic gases.
Since the boiling stopped in late December, the water level has fluctuated, dropping as much as 40 feet, leaving a sludgy pool of gray sediment on the bottom and a ring of mineral residue.
In 1900, when the lake stopped boiling for a month, a Dominican guide and two tourists were peering into the nearly drained crater when a sudden belch of sulfurous gas issued from beneath the water.
www.surfingtheapocalypse.net /cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=71136   (601 words)

  
 Bed and Breakfast - Pennsylvania, PA - Gelinas Manor Victorian Bed and Breakfast
The lake and the crystal clear Yellow Breeches creek are well stocked and are considered some of the best trout fishing areas in the country.
Boiling Springs is located within one-half hour's drive to Gettysburg, one hour's drive to Hershey, and approximately 1 1/2 hours from the Pennsylvania Dutch Country in Lancaster County.
The ducks are famous for nesting in local yards and marching their hatch to the lake in the Spring.
www.bnbfinder.com /?action=viewInn&innId=15106   (309 words)

  
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Mickey Springs and the springs north of Borax Lake are boiling at the surface (94 and 95o C, respectively).
Inflow temperatures to Borax Lake, measured at a depth of 30 m, are greater than 100o C. Surface temperatures for Alvord Hot Springs and a flowing well northeast of Borax Lake are 78 and 59o C, respectively.
Boiling, mixing with condensate, oxidation, mixing with 1-3% tritium-bearing, near-surface cold water, relative differences in flow rate and volume, and slow cooling without vigorous boiling are processes that modify fluid composition during upflow from the deep geothermal reservoir.
nwdata.geol.pdx.edu /Thesis/Abstract.php?Th_ID=109   (904 words)

  
 Cape Fear Coast Real Estate -Boiling Spring Lakes Area Information And Real Estate Listings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC Nestled away in a lush pine forest just six miles from Southport and the Cape Fear River is the city of Boiling Spring Lakes.
Boiling Spring Lakes takes its name from a gushing stream of naturally pure water that was discovered in a concealed, wooded ravine on the west side of the City.
Boiling Spring Lakes is a great place to live in the greater Southport-Oak Island area.
www.capefearcoastrealestate.com /boiling-springs-lake.asp   (351 words)

  
 Dominica : Hiking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Boiling Lake is the world's second-largest solfatara lake, measuring 63m (207 ft.) across.
The depth of the lake is not known.
The lake is not the crater of a former volcano but a flooded fumarole.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=2371&catID=2371020088   (774 words)

  
 Discover Dominica an Island in the Caribbean
Boiling Lake is the largest of its kind in the western hemisphere.
This is made up of sulphur springs boiling water, pools of gray boiling mud and streams made multi-coloured by the minerals contained in the water from the old volcanic activity.
The lake is less than a mile from the village of Laudat with motor-able roads up to the lake itself.
www.cakafete.com /discover.htm   (1463 words)

  
 North Carolina - Boiling Spring Lakes Preserve
Conservancy land stewards are actively working to restore the Boiling Spring Lakes Preserve to its natural condition by conducting prescribed burns in longleaf and pocosin communities and replanting longleaf pines.
Located within the incorporated limits of the town that is its namesake, the Boiling Spring Lakes Preserve encompasses half of the incorporated area of the town.
The establishment of the Boiling Spring Lakes Preserve is the result of a collaborative partnership between the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Plant Conservation Program, The Nature Conservancy, the City of Boiling Spring Lakes and the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/northcarolina/preserves/art12787.html   (500 words)

  
 Children's Lake
While the Boiling Springs residents were starting to deal with the threat to their community, the Appalachian Trail Conference Land Trust was trying to deal with its own problem.
Boiling Springs was part of a tract conveyed in 1762 by the Commonwealth's founding Penn family to several settlers, who often had to flee to Carlisle during Indian attacks.
The first time she saw the lake, a vision of raising children in the village was emblazoned in her mind.
conserveland.org /stories/chl1   (1285 words)

  
 Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Boiling Lake is surrounded by cliffs and is almost always covered by clouds of steam.
Freshwater Lake is at an altitude of approx.
These lakes may also be reached via a hiking trail from the village of Grand Fond, accessed from the east coast at Rosalie.
www.natureisland.com /MTPNatPark.html   (1534 words)

  
 Dominica Hiking Valley of Desolation & Boiling Lake (5) by M. Timothy O'Keefe gtcv.com
The Boiling Lake is believed to be a flooded fumarole, a crack through which gases escape from the molten lava below.
The natural basin of the lake collects the rainfall from the surrounding hills, which then seeps through the porous lake bottom, where it is trapped and heated by the hot lava.
Tests conducted in 1875 found the water temperature at the lake edge to be between 180-197 F; the water temperature at the center, where the lake actually boils, could not be measured.
www.guidetocaribbeanvacations.com /dominica/valley_desol5.htm   (420 words)

  
 Fort Young Hotel : Adventure & Excursions : Boiling Lake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Dominica's Boiling lake is said to be the largest of its kind in the world, it is about 200 feet in diameter and is inside a crater.
Two freshwater streams feed the lake, the water is heated my magma below the surface, which causes it to boil constantly at the centre where it is over 100 degrees Celsius.
The Boiling Lake hike should not be attempted by anyone with heart conditions or suffering from old injuries, which are likely to be aggravated by stress.
www.fortyounghotel.com /adventure/boiling.htm   (258 words)

  
 Boiling Springs Lake
Additionally, geothermal inputs (up to 95C) at one end of the lake create gradients of pH, temperature, and geochemistry, and provide additional habitats for microbial consortia.
Following investigation of lake bathymetry and physical structure (using a remotely operated vehicle designed and operated by undergraduate engineering students), we propose to sample two thermally distinct regions of BSL, at various time intervals throughout the project duration, for biological and chemical analyses to assess temporal variation in the measured parameters.
In addition, we will involve students in producing a color booklet for LVNP visitors, highlighting the structure, chemistry, and biology of this unique lake, and giving the public a deeper appreciation of the microbial world.
www.humboldt.edu /~pls13/LIBARATE/bsl1.htm   (523 words)

  
 The day the earth boiled | Guardian Unlimited Travel
When Henry Nicholls, a British-born doctor and agriculturalist, claimed to have "discovered" Dominica's Boiling Lake in 1875, he recounted his exploits in the Illustrated London News as if he had just returned from a major imperial expedition to the head of the Nile.
Even so, those who these days make the trek to the Boiling Lake might sympathise just a jot with the old colonial's vanity.
By then, there was a sense of urgency to push on to the Lake itself.
travel.guardian.co.uk /countries/story/0,7451,424638,00.html   (1498 words)

  
 Official Website of Dominica www.dominica.dm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This crater lake on the slopes of Morne Micotrin is the islands highest, at 2,850 feet.
Said to be the second largest in the world, this hot springs lake is a caldron of gray-blue water at a temperature ranging from 180 to 197 degrees Fahrenheit; a full-day rigorous hike with a guide is needed to visit this awesome sight.Attraction type: Lake; Hot spring/geyser
The source of this pristine river is a boiling volcanic lake.
www.dominica.dm /tourlistings.htm   (420 words)

  
 The guide to Dominica's Boiling Lake trail & hike, located in our World Heritage Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Boiling Lake is a flooded fumarole approx.
The Boiling Lake, an article in The Guardian June 21, 2000, by Polly Pattullo.
The Lake at that time was inactive and filling back up from being almost empty; he reported it was quite cold.
www.avirtualdominica.com /thelake.cfm   (1426 words)

  
 Troop 24 The High Adventure Troop
Chelan Summit - August 1999 Part 2
by Cascade Bill Mooseker
  (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Upper Eagle Lake is not visible as it is in a cirque behind the shoulder of the peak that guards the northern side of this pass.
Boiling Lake is very scenic, but it has some of the most voracious mosquitos that can be found anywhere.
We had planned on continuing on from Cub Lake and hiking the Chelan Summit Trail north similar to what we had done in 1997, but the mosquitos were just too much for us, so we decided to hike out early for once.
home.comcast.net /~cascade_bill/yr98/chs99b.html   (986 words)

  
 Volcanic Lake Research
To further explore the range of chemical conditions among volcanic lakes, a database of 373 lake water analyses from the published literature was compiled and analyzed using several statistical and geomical analysis tools.
The chemistry of the fluid entering a lake may be dominated by a high-temperature volcanic gas component or by a lower-temperature fluid that has interacted extensively with volcanic rocks.
A further classification is based on a cluster analysis and a hydrothermal "speedometer" concept that uses the degree of silica equilibration of a fluid during cooling and dilution to evaluate the rate of fluid equilibration in volcano hydrothermal systems.
pasternack.ucdavis.edu /lakes.html   (1290 words)

  
 Dominica Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Dominica's pre-eminent trek is a rugged day-long hike to Boiling Lake, the world's second largest actively boiling lake.
Geologists believe the 63m/207ft-wide lake is a flooded fumarole, a crack in the earth that allows hot gasses to vent from the molten lava below.
En route to the lake the trail passes through the aptly named Valley of Desolation, a former rainforest destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1880.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/caribbean/dominica?poi=106800   (218 words)

  
 Dominica's Boiling Lake Visitors Photo Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This group from Alachua, Florida made this Boiling Lake trip while in Dominica to put a roof on the Wallhouse Baptist Church in Loubiere.
The most interesting thing to do on the nice island is to hike to the boiling lake.
The trail through the rain forrest, the view from the mountain top with a sip of the fresh prepared grapefruit juice, the different colours in the valley of desolation (see picture), the boiling lake itself, the not so refreshing bath in the hot river (40°C) (second picture).
www.avirtualdominica.com /lakephotos.htm   (755 words)

  
 Boiling Lake, Snake's Staircase... :: Gowealthy.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The volcanic origins of the island manifest themselves most noticeably in the Boiling Lake.
This is one of the largest lakes of its kind in the world.
The sheer canyons with vertical walls of solid rock are carved by the relentless flow of water originating at the Freshwater Lake.
www.gowealthy.com /article/669/index.asp   (395 words)

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