Under a grant from the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Howel
Williams completes his extensive study of the Crater lake region
and his findings will soon be published. While agreeing with
Diller that the destruction of Mazama was by collapse or
engulfment, Williams proposes to prove that the great void in
the mountain’s heart was formed by the expulsion of molten lava,
either from the Crater’s mouth or through fissures in the
mountain sides, and not by subterranean drainage.
Lake level has dropped 13 feet during the past 40 years.
A ski bowl is located south of the Lodge and used by visitors.
Goodbye Creek Bridge collapses, along with the Annie Spring
Bridge because the bridges were old and winter snow plowing had
been suspended. For 14 years, traffic is routed temporarily
above the two springs on a hazardous and narrow route.
Fatal fall of man over rim near Sinnott Memorial Overlook.
Crater Lake Natural History Association founded “to promote and
assist the Ranger-Naturalist program, to further the
investigation of subjects of popular interest and to aid in the
distribution of information on all subjects pertaining to the
Park.” Approval finalized by the Secretary of Interior.
The last day the Lodge is open until it opens after the War on
June 15, 1946.
Ranger beat an army team in softball, 11 to 5.
Diatoms found 50 feet up on Wizard Island, suggesting a higher
Lake level or wave activities.
Annie Springs CCC Camp removed.
New record low set for the Lake - 6,132.2 feet of elevation.
Weather station at headquarters discontinued, due to WWII, until
July 8, 1946. Only fragmentary weather records are available
during these years.
Season Visitation: 27,656 - almost the same as in 1920.