When the weather is dry, mud volcanoes can build up to a considerable height. This photograph, taken at Waiotapu in the early 1900s, shows a large mud cone. Stairs enabled visitors to get a closer view. The weather would have been dry for several months to allow the cone to build up. It would only take one or two days of steady rain to wash it away.
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Photograph by Charles Spencer
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