Davis Lake

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  • 43.57°N
  • 121.82°W

  • 2163 m
    7095 ft

  • 322100
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
2790 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) S flank of Hamner Butte (Black Rock)

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Luedke R G, Smith R L, 1982. Map showing distribution, composition, and age of late Cenozoic volcanic centers in Oregon and Washington. U S Geol Surv Map, I-1091-D.

Smith R L, Shaw H R, Luedke R G, Russell S L, 1978. Comprehensive tables giving physical data and thermal energy estimates for young igneous systems of the United States. U S Geol Surv Open-File Rpt, 78-925: 1-25.

Wood C A, Kienle J (eds), 1990. Volcanoes of North America. Cambridge, England: Cambridge Univ Press, 354 p.

The Davis Lake area contains three andesitic Holocene cinder cones and associated fresh-looking lava flows along a N-S line at the feet of a group of Pleistocene basaltic-andesite shield volcanoes east of the crest of the Cascade Range, south of the Mount Bachelor volcanic chain. The northernmost lava flow created a natural barrier forming Davis Lake and lies at the western base of the Pleistocene Davis Mountain shield volcano and at the SW end of Wickiup Reservoir. The two southern flows are located in a flat-lying area straddling Crescent Creek between Hamner and Odell Buttes. The middle lava flow was erupted from a small breached cinder cone on the lower southern flank of Hamner Butte and was radiocarbon dated at 4740 years before present. The southernmost lava flow originated from a cone at the ENE base of Odell Butte. All three lava flows were probably erupted at about the same time.