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Patzcuaro

General Information

Description
Country Mexico
Latitude 19° 30' 0" (19.5000)
Longitude -101° 30' 0" (-101.5000)
State

Maps

 Latin America & Mexico Biodiversity Conservation Priorities
 Lakes of Mexico

Physical Characteristics

Description
Volume 28.00 km3

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description Research on soil conservation for steep slope agriculture conducted in the Patzquaro watershed shows that no-till and/or minimum till farming are feasible ways to reduce erosion and to cut runoff nutrient losses by 60%. (Soil & Water Conservation Society, 2000).
Issues Due to soil washing into the lake, Lake Patzcuaro has been losing 70 hectares (173 acres) of its surface annually.
Other Issues Erosion
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Species of Concern

Documents

Resources

Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
ILEC Database

Additional Data Sources

Duker, L. and L. Borre. 2001. Biodiversity conservation of the world's lakes: a preliminary framework for identifying priorities. LakeNet Report Series Number 2. Annapolis, Maryland USA.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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