Beauty Comes With a Price

The lake Coatepeque has always been breathtaking but with the mysterious color change this past week it is even more beautiful than before.  However, it's beauty comes with a price.  The results are back and according to MARN (http://marn.gob.sv) the reason for the water changing is because of an toxic algae.  They do not know the level of toxicity but they have declared a state of emergency for the lake as a preventative measure.  They are warning against drinking the water which is a big problem being that most people who live there also drink the water.  I also read that boiling the water does not kill the toxin.

1 comment:

  1. Woa. What a lovely sight! A cajun in el salvador! How.cool! Where you from??