Manual lake level surveys are conducted each season for several lakes across the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. This data package includes lake levels for Lake Fryxell, Lake Hoare, and Lake Bonney, located in Taylor Valley; Lake Vanda and Don Juan Pond, located in Wright Valley; Lake Vida, located in Victoria Valley; Lake Miers, located in Miers Valley; and Lake House and Lake Joyce, located in Pearse Valley.
20230726: Benchmarks file was updated.
20220606: Lake levels were recalculated for the Lake Fryxell measurements made on 2018-11-22 and 2019-11-11, reflecting slight changes from previous numbers following a resurvey of the benchmark in 2021.
2015: Data and metadata was ported into DEIMS by Inigo San Gil.
20220606: The benchmark for Don Juan Pond was changed in 2016. Hence, the validity of these data are currently in question, and we plan to resurvey associated benchmarks during the 2022-23 austral summer. No lake level measurements were taken at Lake Miers during the 2021-22 austral summer due to time constraints.