Lake Chapala, Mexico's biggest lake, water level is the highest it has been in decades partly due to an exceptionally rainy season last year. Years ago this area was a childrens's playground but today it is under 4 or 5 feet of water. We have also heard of some homes along the water front that had their pools and tennis courts submerged because of the rise (although there is no sympathy for these people because they weren't suppose to build there in the first place).
There are many problems with Lake Chapala and it's water level and quality. It is polluted from untreated industrial and agricultural runoff causing the water hyacinth to take over and make it very difficult for fishermen to navigate around. It is home to the White Pelican and over 100 other migrating and water birds. But things are happening to help the lake. Groups and government are working to try to bring the health back and I am sure someday they will.