Laguna del Tules - Melaque, Mexico

What was this thing coming down our street
 

About 9am one morning last summer we found this very large machine being backed down our street on a trailer.   Possibly this thing just got lost and was now stuck on our narrow streets ... or we were going to have a tourist boat ( yet to be painted ) tooling the waters of the lagoon viewing crocodiles.

As is was, this loud machine was going to mow the lirio ( water hyacinth ) for nearly a month. It actually did clean up the canals and shoreline pretty well but 8 months later you wouldn't  know it was here.  I've heard that they ruled out using machine removal on Lake Chapala for a number of reasons and are now using chemicals - unsure of the current status.

Since Laguna del Tule used to be the water purification system for as much of Melaque that could direct it's sewer there - lots of plant life made sense.   Now that there is a real water treatment plant, ecology and beauty seem to be the important issues.

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The mystery machine entering Laguna del Tules - Melaque Mexico
Mystery Machine
Mystery Machine
Unloading Mystery Machine
Unloading Mystery Machine
Unloading Mystery Machine
Hi-centered Mystery Machine
Pushing it in
Mystery Machine floating
Mystery Machine floating
Mystery Machine working
Mystery Machine working
Lirio Machine working

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