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Lake Chapala on the Mexican Plateau

20.2N 103.1W

June 4th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Mexico - June 1st, 2010

Mexico - June 1st, 2010

Lake Chapala is located in west-central Mexico. It lies on the Mexican Plateau at 6,000 feet (1,800 metres) above sea level in the states of Jalisco and Michoacán.

Chapala is Mexico’s largest lake, measuring approximately 48 miles (77 km) east-west by 10 miles (16 km) north-south and covering an area of 417 square miles (1,080 square km).

Despite its size, the lake is very shallow and is susceptible to infestations of water hyacinth. It is fed principally by the Lerma River from the east and is drained by the Río Grande de Santiago.

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