Aug 13, 2004, 1:54 PM
Post #1 of 8
The following is excerpted from the COMMUNIDAD Section of Guadalajara's MURAL for August 13, 2004:
As of yesterday, Lake Chapala had reached a level equal to that the lake achieved in all of 2003 and there are still three months, more or less, to go in the 2004 rainy season. The National Water Commission (CNA) informs that the lake has reached 53.68% of its capacity of 7,897,000,000 cubic liters and, as of June, had covered an additional 35,000 hectares of adjacent terrain or an incremental land mass about that covered by the city of Guadalajara. The outlook for the rest of 2004 is good. Regardless of additional rainfall during the 2004 season, the lake will benefit as a result of runoff from upstream reservoirs primarily in Guanajuato state. For example, 149,500 liters of water per second are being released into the Rio Lerma at present from the Ignacio Allende Reservoir alone.
Now for Bubba's personal observation. The lirio comes and goes but, when it is in remission, the visual impact of the greatly recovered lake is most pleasing to the eye.