Dams include the Cajón de Peña, Santa Rosa, La Vega, Tacotán and Las Piedras.
Jalisco’s surface water accounts for fifteen percent of the surface freshwater in Mexico.
In the southwest of the state, there are a number of small rivers that empty directly into the Pacific Ocean.
The most important of these is the Ameca, with its one main tributary, the Mascota River.
Savannas are found between 400 and 800 meters above sea level in the area the slopes towards the Pacific Ocean.
Conifer and oak forests are most common in the highlands between 800 and 3,400masl, covering about one fourth of the state’s surface.There is also a significant foreign population, mostly retirees from the United States and Canada, living in the Lake Chapala and Puerto Vallarta areas.The state is in the central western coast of the country, bordering the states of Nayarit, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Colima and Michoacán with 342 kilometers (213 mi) of coastline on the Pacific Ocean to the west.Jalisco is divided into 125 municipalities, and its capital city is Guadalajara.Jalisco is one of the most important states in Mexico because of its natural resources as well as its history.