When Your Lake Disappears
JULY 29, 2020
You know that feeling, when you get up early to go birding at your favorite lake, and when you get there, the lake is gone? Lake Cuitzeo, some 30 km (19 miles) north of Morelia, is Mexico’s second largest lake. Unlike, say, Mexico’s famous Cuatro Ciénegas lakes, Lake Cuitzeo is not technically an ephemeral lake, expected to dry up and then reappear each year. Clearly, the entire east lake is only a few inches deep.