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I got 0.6 inches in Riberas. A friend got 2.1 inches of rain in Rancho Alegre which is just east of Jocotepec. However, Friday night I got 1.4 inches in an hour and she only got 0.2 inches. Depends on where you are and there are small micro climates all around the lake. I always get more annually than Ajijic weather reports or she reports.

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Storms around here are usually from neighborhood to neighborhood in the amount of rain dropped. Saw this photo from last night, don't know the photographer, but it shows the rain out east from what it looks like downtown Chapala.

Chapala_Downpour.JPG

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15 hours ago, mexbound said:

Storms around here are usually from neighborhood to neighborhood in the amount of rain dropped. Saw this photo from last night, don't know the photographer, but it shows the rain out east from what it looks like downtown Chapala.

Chapala_Downpour.JPG

I can barely make out the guy at the dock saying fill 'er up and check under the hood please.

Lake water level is up past last years at this time when it had started falling.

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The amount of rainfall is very local as the photo above shows. It varies a lot within short distances. One weather station says we got 4 inches in the last 24 hours for a total of almost 40 inches so far this year. The average for the year is 32 inches.  

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Berfore today's rain

Lake Chapala has benefited from the storms to exceed the level it had last year at this time, as of yesterday. Other areas near us are doing well also, 

Currently, the Calderón Dam located in the municipality of Zapotlanejo, is at 84% capacity. The reservoir had only 16% storage last March. This dam furnishes much of GDL's water. 

the El Tule Dam in Tomatlán is the most saturated and has 109% of storage , the Vaqueros Dam in Huejúcar is at 106% and La Vega in Teuchitlán, 105 percent.

Other reservoirs above their maximum limit are Corrinchis in Mascota (103%), General Ramón Corona in Ayutla (102%) and Santa Rosa in Amatitán (102%).

At 101% capacity, the El Cuarenta dams in Lagos de Moreno, Las Piedras in El Limón, Tacotán in Unión de Tula and El Salto in Valle de Guadalupe .

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How many of these feed into Lake Chapala?  Would seem those that do will be releasing more water to the lake and it will rise further.

In past years, heavy local rain has not translated into much lake rise.  Where the rain really causes lake rise is southeast of here on the watershed.  OTOH we are being inundated locally so maybe it will cause some further lake rise.

Very good summary, Mostly, thanks!

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21 minutes ago, Mainecoons said:

How many of these feed into Lake Chapala?  Would seem those that do will be releasing more water to the lake and it will rise further.

In past years, heavy local rain has not translated into much lake rise.  Where the rain really causes lake rise is southeast of here on the watershed.  OTOH we are being inundated locally so maybe it will cause some further lake rise.

Very good summary, Mostly, thanks!

None of those listed feed Chapala. The dam that feeds Chapala is in the state of Mexico

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