Pot Holes and Deep Lake – Field Notes

Deep Lake

  • Deep Lake’s water is clear with algae in shallow areas along the shore
  • areas around deep lake look like seasonal flood plains.  These areas are characterized by fine sediment, extremely arid sediment, and a lack of vegetation.
  • Water lines are visible on parts of the shore and on nearby rocks indicating that deep lakes depth has varied over time.


  • The structure of the pothole is circular
  • The Basalt walls of the pothole are heavily fractured.  One is able to remove pieces of basalt with bare hands.
  • The pothole floor is littered with lichen covered rocks, with some moss present in the persistently shaded areas.
  • Various trees and shrubs inhabit the pothole floor


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