Monday, October 12, 2009

Jocotepec Malecon Weather

We got chased back to the car soon after from the weather/rain you can see across the lake. Another holiday day in Mexico and more people in the park than we imagined.

The green band along the shore is lirio (water hyacinth) that has been filling the lake lately. A few weeks ago there was none and the beaches were clean. I hear they opened a dam or two up the Lerma river and the lirio is washing down into Lake Chapala. Just off to the right in the little harbor sits the Lake Chapala tour boat that seems to be trapped by the floating green

3 comments:

Steve Cotton said...

But we certainly know the danger of water hyacinth from our experience in Melaque, don't we?

el jubilado said...

When they end up in the ocean because they open the lagoon they don't continue to grow ... here in the lake they continue. Wish I had an aerial of parts of the lake

- Mexican Trailrunner said...

When I returned from Guatemala in May, we flew directly over the lake and bisected it, then followed the Lerma up to the Guad airport. It was a spectacular sight! Even after living here for over 5 years, the size of the lake from the air was staggering.
Not only that, in the middle of it were enormous 'islands' of lirio. And, that was when the shores were virtually clear of it.
It's an ongoing problem, tho they are pretty in their lavender bloom, they wreck havoc with the boating and fishing industries of Lake Chapala. Not to mention ecology of the lake.
-MT

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