Lake Buluan

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Lake Buluan
Lake Buluan is located in Philippines
Lake Buluan
Lake Buluan
Location within the Philippines
Location Mindanao
Coordinates 6°38′26″N 124°49′30″E / 6.64056°N 124.82500°E / 6.64056; 124.82500Coordinates: 6°38′26″N 124°49′30″E / 6.64056°N 124.82500°E / 6.64056; 124.82500
Type Freshwater lake
Primary inflows Marbel River
Basin countries Philippines
Surface area 6,134 ha (61.34 km2)
Average depth 4.5 m (14.76 ft)
Max. depth 6 m (19.69 ft)

Lake Buluan is a lake located in the island of Mindanao in the Philippines.[1][2] With an estimated surface area of 61.34 square kilometres (23.68 sq mi), it is the third largest lake in Mindanao,[3][4][5] after Lake Lanao and Lake Mainit. It has an average elevation of 4.5 metres (15 ft).[1]

The lake is sandwiched between the provinces of Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat. The lake falls under the political jurisdiction of the municipalities of Buluan of Maguindanao and President Quirino and Lutayan in Sultan Kudarat.

The lake actually consists of adjoining marshy basins of the Pulangi, Maanoy, Buluan, Alah rivers, which are all tributaries of the Mindanao River.

Species of Fish[edit]

The following species of fishes are found in the lake:[3]

Environmental Concerns[edit]

Mining operations in the nearby provinces of South Cotabato and Davao del Sur as well as Sultan Kudarat poses a threat to the lake habitat.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b "Lake Buluan". BIMP-EAGA. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  2. ^ "Reyes says mining in Tampakan "will be done responsibly"". MindaNews. 2006-06-06. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Fish Species in Lake Buluan". Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  4. ^ dela Cruz, Catalino R. (April 1997). "Social, Economic and Cultural Aspects in Implementing Inland Fishery Enhancements in the Philippines". Food and Agriculture Organization. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  5. ^ "Ten major lakes of the Philippines". Food and Agriculture Organization. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  6. ^ Reblando, Bong (2003-11-29). "Mayor warns mining could ruin Mindanao environment". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  7. ^ "Sultan Kudarat execs fear mining will poison lake". Manila Journal. 2006-05-15. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 

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