Amigos de la Presa will continue to be closed down through the month of August due to lack of water. It is just too difficult to get the kayaks down to a launching area. We will notify you through the website and Facebook when things change. Pray for rain!

The Independence Aquifer in central Mexico is in a permanent state of decline and contaminated with toxic levels of arsenic and fluoride, which has led to irreversible health complications like dental & crippling skeletal fluorosis.


Dylan Terrell, Executive Director of Caminos de Agua, a partner organization of Amigos de la Presa in the OCAS Coalition, describes the situation in this TedTalk.

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The Boathouse

Map of the Presa Allende Rules and Practices for the Boathouse 

Kayak Reservations

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Environmental Awareness and Action

Click to See – Community Water Action Plan SMA 9-20-2014


The quality of water is of primary importance for all.

Inadequate wastewater treatment is the primary problem. All wastewater used in agricultural irrigation should be treated.

Citizen’s Observation Survey

Monitoring surveys can provide good information on the location and types of  water contaminants. The need for good management practices is essential.


Listening to farmer’s concerns and planning feasible treatment solutions with market incentives can increase farmer’s income.

Amigos de la Presa

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Amigos News and Events

Recreational Upcoming Opportunities fro Paddling: Wednesday, May 25, at 9:30 AM – Wednesday-on-the- Water Welcome to paddlers of all skill level, our regular Wednesday paddle exploring parts of the Presa Allende with Graham assisted by Annette. Thursday, May 26...

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Eco Salon

The Eco-Salon is a regular opportunity for Amigos members and guests to gather to discuss a range of concerns – mostly environmental – in an casual manner with a delicious meal at SMA’s only farm to fork restaurant, Temporada on the premises of el...

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Morning Row

On a quiet morning a few days ago, I headed to the boathouse for an early morning row.  The wind was absolutely still signaling calm water which is a real benefit when navigating across the water in a twenty seven foot shell barely 12 inches at its widest point. The...

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Amigos de la Presa – San Miguel de Allende


A Beautiful Setting

Enjoy a beautiful body of water. Many come to San Miguel de Allende and never even know about the Presa Allende.

Don't Own a Boat? No Problem!

Amigos offers many weekly opportunities for people who don’t own their own boat to enjoy the Presa … be it for an early morning sunrise or and evening sunset. We even have kayaking under the full moon.

Own a Boat?

And if you own your own kayak, canoe, sailboat, or shell and want to store it near the water, Amigos has boat storage space as well as boatyard space for your boat!

Beyond Recreation

Amigos members are involved in a variety of environmental projects … from as easy as doing a monthly shoreline cleanup to conducting studies of the water problems and analyzing how these problems can best be fixed to working to assure that the environmental goals and objectives are actually met.

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