It happened slowly at first. The reservoir's water level dropped, so the resort extended the boat launch ramp.
Then they had to add another extension.
Eventually, the water dropped so much that business dried up — along with the lake.
"For this coming weekend, there's not one reservation. This business was 98 percent dependent on the water. Now that the water's gone, the customers are gone as well," says Francisco Carlos Fonseca, the manager of Marina Confiança.