Satellite view of Lake Titicaca in 2020. Since then, the lake level has dropped further. © Copernicus Sentinel Data 2020, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
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Climate change affects every part of the globe, and high reliefs are particularly sensitive to it. Thus lac titicacalac titicacaLocated in the Andes Mountains at an altitude of over 3,800 metres, its level is declining alarmingly due to DryDry Which affects this area at the moment.
Thus the lake is only 25 cm away from its lowest historical level, which was reached in 1996. A record that unfortunately may soon be broken. Therefore the area of the lake has been reduced like a skin of shagreen, leaving those areas exposed PiscesPisces Usually spawn, which worries fishermen. It should be noted that the lake is already facing a overfishingoverfishing that destroyed many speciesspeciesas well as heavy pollution wastewaste from the city of El Alto.
So the future of this famous lake, but also of the population that still depends on its resources for survival, looks bleak.