Sapang Baho River


Sapang Baho River

Infobox_River
river_name = Sapang Baho River


image_size =
caption =
origin =
mouth = Laguna de Bay through the Manggahan Floodway
basin_countries = Philippines
length =
elevation =
mouth_elevation = less than 2 meters above sea level
discharge =
watershed =
The "Sapang Baho River" is a river system that runs through Rizal Province and Marikina City in the Philippines. The name, when literally translated, means "smelly creek." It is one of 21 River tributaries of Laguna de Bay and is regularly monitored by the Laguna Lake Development Authority(LLDA) through one of its 15 river monitoring stations.

Monitoring and Conservation

In the latest (December 2005) Water Quality Status Report listed on the LLDA's site, the Sapang Baho River was listed as "worse than Class D" with very low % Dissolved Oxygen saturation. It also indicated that this status had been "maintained" since the river was last monitored.

According to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources's Water Usage & Classification for Fresh Water, Class D Quality freshwater is suitable for agriculture, irrigation, livestock watering and industrial water supply class II. "Worse than Class D" means that the Sapang Bato is not usable for any of these functions.

The Sapang Baho has been noted to have a blue color which has been attributed to dissolved matter. This mixes with the water in Mangahan floodway, and from there to the Lake.

Sources

*Citation
last =
first=City of Marikina
author-link=City of Marikina
title=City of Marikina: Topography
date=
year=
url=http://city.marikina.gov.ph/PAGES/topography.htm
accessdate =2007-09-30

*cite conference
first =Leonardo
last =Liongson
authorlink =Leonardo Liongson
title =Data Monitoring and Needs
booktitle =Proceedings of the Workshop/Discussions on Integrated Manila Bay/Laguna Lake System and Surrounding Watersheds
pages =120
publisher =Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
date =November 23-24, 2000
location =Hotel Rembrandt, Quezon City
url =http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/IMSWES/Papers/IMSWES2000Rev01.pdf
doi =
id =
accessdate=2007-09-30

ee also

* Laguna de Bay
* Laguna Lake Development Authority


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