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Lake chapala rising

Despite scarce summer rainfall in the immediate region, Lake Chapala’s water level has been on a steady rise during the latter half of this month due to increased outflow from the Lerma River watershed.

According to statistics released by the Jalisco Water Commission, a 23-centimeter gain was registered between July 11 and 25. The agency reports the lake standing at around 78 percent of full capacity, compared to 62 percent one year ago.

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The narrow strip of beach remaining at the foot of Chapala’s malecón is likely to disappear completely in the coming weeks of the rainy season.

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