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.