Lakes Pandin and Yambo

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Lake Pandin
Lake Pandin.jpg
The panorama of Lake Pandin.
Location San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines
Group Seven Lakes of San Pablo
Coordinates 14°06′58″N 121°22′01″E / 14.116°N 121.367°E / 14.116; 121.367 (Lake Pandin)
Lake type crater lake
Basin countries Philippines
Surface area 20.5 ha (51 acres)
Average depth 63 m (207 ft)
Settlements San Pablo City
Lake Yambo
Lake Yambo.jpg
The view of Lake Yambo from the narrow strip of land that separates it from Lake Pandin.
Location San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines
Group Seven Lakes of San Pablo
Coordinates 14°07′16″N 121°21′54″E / 14.121°N 121.365°E / 14.121; 121.365 (Lake Yambo)
Type crater lake
Basin countries Philippines
Surface area 28.5 ha (70 acres)
Average depth 40 m (130 ft)
Settlements San Pablo City

Pandin and Yambo are twin crater lakes separated by a narrow strip of land. They are part of the Seven Lakes system in San Pablo. The lakes can be found in Brgy. San Lorenzo, San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines.

Lake Pandin is said to be "the most pristine" of the seven lakes of San Pablo.[1]

Pandin Lake[edit]

Pandin has an area of 20.5 hectares and a maximum depth of 63 meters. It has a calculated volume of 6,600 cubic meters of water in storage.

Pandin is considered oligotrophic because of the abundant plant and fish life.

Yambo Lake[edit]

Yambo has a normal surface area of 28.5 hectares.

Yambo, like pandin is considered oligotrophic, and is suitable for swimming, outings, and picnics.

Legend of the Lakes[edit]

It was told that these two lakes were named after two lovers. According to the legend, a beautiful woman named Pandin was cursed not to step on the earth, otherwise, something terrible would befall her. Yambo, her ardent lover, did not know about the curse and had made her step on earth, after which there was a terrible noise followed by the cracking grumble of the earth and a heavy downpour eventually converted the area into twin lakes separated from each other by a bare strip of land.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Inquirer.net (retrieved on 17 March 2009)

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