Lake Baao

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Lake Baao
Mt. Asog seen at Bula, Cam Sur.JPG
Lake Baao as seen from Bula, Camarines Sur
Lake Baao is located in Philippines
Lake Baao
Lake Baao
Location within the Philippines
Location Camarines Sur
Coordinates 13°28′8″N 123°18′36″E / 13.46889°N 123.31000°E / 13.46889; 123.31000Coordinates: 13°28′8″N 123°18′36″E / 13.46889°N 123.31000°E / 13.46889; 123.31000
Type lake
Primary inflows Tabao River
Primary outflows Bicol River
Basin countries Philippines
Surface area 177 ha (1.77 km2)
Max. depth 1 m (3.28 ft)
Surface elevation 5 m (16.40 ft)
Settlements Baao

Lake Baao is a shallow freshwater lake located in Baao, Camarines Sur in the Bicol Region of Luzon in the Philippines.[1] It has an estimated surface area of 177 hectares (1.77 km2) and reaches an average of only 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) deep. The lake is fed by local run-off and several small rivers, the most important of which is the Tabao River, which flows from another lake, Lake Buhi.[2] The water from the lake then drains west into the Bicol River.

During summer months (March–May), the surface area of the lake shrinks leaving only one third of its original size, about 60 ha (0.60 km2).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lake Baao". ARCBC.ORG. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Official Website of the Municipality of Buhi, Camarines Sur". Municipality of Buhi, Camarines Sur. Retrieved 2008-10-15.