Lake Dapao

Lake Dapao
Lake Dapao
Location Lanao del Sur
Coordinates 7°47′25″N 124°3′1″E / 7.79028°N 124.05028°E / 7.79028; 124.05028Coordinates: 7°47′25″N 124°3′1″E / 7.79028°N 124.05028°E / 7.79028; 124.05028
Lake type Freshwater
Basin countries Philippines
Surface area 1,011 ha (10.11 km2)
Max. depth 120 m (393.70 ft)
Surface elevation 960 m (3,149.61 ft)
Settlements Pualas

Lake Dapao is a deep water lake located in the province of Lanao del Sur, southwest of Lake Lanao, in the southern island of Mindanao, Philippines.[1] It is one of the deepest lakes[2] in the country reaching a maximum depth 120 meters and has an estimated surface area of 1, 011 hectares (10.11 km²). The lake receives water from local run-off and several small rivers.

In 1965, the lake and its vicinity was declared as a protected national park under Republic Act 4190[3][4] that covers an area of about 1,500 km².

Plants growing in the lake includes hydrilla (Hydrilla spp) and the filamentous alga (Clodophora spp). The lake is also reach in fish that includes dalág (Ophicephalus striatus), Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), common carp (Cyprinus carpio), goby (Glossogobius giurus) and catfish (Clarias spp).[1]


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