Nov 17, 2009, 6:57 PM
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Yes, despite a poor rainy season, the lake is still lapping at the edge of the park and is looking good. The work crews are out in full force removing lirio and, at least for now, the lake is virtually lirio free at the Ajijic malecon. Those who weren´t here prior to 2003 cannot imagine how far the lake had receded and it´s a real pleasure to see the lake recover - at least for now. These things are cyclical as you know so there is no doubt in my mind that it will recede again over the next decade but for now it is a real pleasure to walk along the beach most days. I simply cannot understand why this great community asset is not a central part of life here among foreign retirees who, unlike many locals, have the time to enjoy this lake up close during these splendid fall days. In San Cristóbal centro we have no such beautiful natural asset; only severely polluted, sewage and garbage-filled slimy green stinking rivers and streams. That city has its myriad charms but clean water is not among them. We have to come back here for that pleasure where the water may be contaminated by agricultural and industrial effluent and untreated sewage from communities adjacent to the lake and upstream but you don´t have to wear a gas mask to approach the waterfront.
(This post was edited by Vichil on Nov 17, 2009, 7:00 PM)