No significant changes at Kilauea’s summit water lake

  • Kilauea’s summit water lake. (USGS photo by M. Patrick/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • This close up view of the eastern portion of Kilauea's summit water lake shows the variations in surface color that are common. The western portion of the lake (bottom right) is often brown, while the eastern portion (upper left) is more tan. The sharp color boundary between the brown and tan zones shifts from minute to minute. At the very eastern end (upper left corner of photo) the water often looks slightly greenish, and thermal camera images show this is a zone of hot water influx into the lake. (USGS photo by M. Patrick/Special to West Hawaii Today)

There have been no significant changes observed recently at Kilauea’s summit water lake, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said this week.

The water level continued to slowly rise this week and was measured to be 153 feet deep on Wednesday.


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