Signs have been intermittently placed along the trail surrounding the lake since 2017 “in an effort to minimize the environmental impacts of human activities,” wrote University spokesperson E.J. Miranda.
The prohibition may come as a disappointment to the many students who have taken advantage of the picturesque lake for swimming and boating — but for the rare species of California tiger salamander that calls the lake home, the ban is an important protection.
Despite a sign that might suggest otherwise, Lake Lagunita is not being refilled. Instead, a maintenance project is being performed on a pipe that brings lake water to campus.
At around 12:30 p.m., a fire emerged in Lake Lagunita, according to emergency alerts sent out to the Stanford community. The nearby dorms Narnia and Enchanted Broccoli Forest (EBF) were evacuated for precautionary purposes by the Palo Alto Fire Department.
On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Stanford Astronomical Society hosted an outreach stargazing night at Lake Lagunita.
Like all freshmen everywhere, the Class of 2017 and I came in believing we had all the answers, but soon found out that we knew next to nothing about college. A month and a half later, I think most of us still have questions about Stanford.
The project, which served as the culmination of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ three-course sequence on aircraft design and analysis, called on students to work in teams throughout spring quarter to design unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that pursued a specific mission set.
Weekend storms have begun what may be a wet year for Lake Lagunita, according to Associate Director of Water Services and Civil Infrastructure Tom Zigterman.