Bayano Lake

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Bayano Lake
Lago Bayano.jpg
Location Panamá Province
Coordinates 9°09′N 78°46′W / 9.15°N 78.76°W / 9.15; -78.76Coordinates: 9°09′N 78°46′W / 9.15°N 78.76°W / 9.15; -78.76
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Bayano River
Primary outflows Bayano River
Basin countries Panama
Surface area 353 km2 (136 sq mi)[1]

Bayano Lake is a reservoir in the eastern part of Panamá Province, Panama created when the Bayano River was dammed in 1976. In terms of surface area, Lake Bayano is the second largest lake in Panama, exceeded only by Lake Gatun.

The lake and river are named after Bayano, the leader of the largest slave revolt of 16th century Panama.

The Bayano Caves are on the south side of the lake.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Panama Hydrologic Regime
  2. ^ Friar, William. Panama. Moon Publications (2008), p. 419. ISBN 1-59880-085-X.