Last updateSat, 22 Jun 2019 1pm

Chapala beach shrinks as lake waters surge

For well over a century visitors have flocked to Chapala to enjoy lounging on the shoreline of Mexico’s largest lake.

Beach bums have lost a lot of ground over the last three months as wide swaths of the sandy shoreline vanished under rising waters.


The replenishing rains of summer 2018 pushed Lake Chapala to 70 percent full capacity by September 20, with a 38 centimeter gain over the elevation figure registered one year ago. 


It now stands at its highest level since the peak measurement recorded in October 2010.

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