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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.

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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. 

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

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