National Geographic : 1996 Mar
Who owns the water on a frontier? For millennia,Macedonianfishermen on Lake Doiran used cormorants to drive fish into reed weirs along the shore. Today fishing huts stand high and dry above a receding lake bed, while unhappy fishermen settle for shrinkingcatches. The problem: Farmerson the Greek side are siphoningoff the lake's waterfor irrigation."We can do nothing," says one local. "This is political." That's true enough, since landlocked Macedo nia depends on Greek goodwill for access to the sea.