Lake Dapao

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Lake Dapao
Lake Dapao is located in Philippines
Lake Dapao
Lake Dapao
Location within the Philippines
Location Lanao del Sur
Coordinates 7°47′25″N 124°3′1″E / 7.79028°N 124.05028°E / 7.79028; 124.05028Coordinates: 7°47′25″N 124°3′1″E / 7.79028°N 124.05028°E / 7.79028; 124.05028
Type lake
Basin countries Philippines
Surface area 1,011 ha (10.11 km2)
Max. depth 120 m (393.70 ft)
Surface elevation 960 m (3,149.61 ft)
Settlements Pualas

Lake Dapao is a deep water lake located in the province of Lanao del Sur, southwest of Lake Lanao, in the island of Mindanao in the Philippines.[1] It is one of the deepest lakes[2] in the country, reaching a maximum depth of 120 metres (390 ft). It has an estimated surface area of 1,011 hectares (10.11 km2). The lake receives water from local run-off and several small rivers.

In 1965, the lake and its vicinity was declared as a protected national park under Republic Act 4190[3][4] that covers an area of about 1,500 square kilometres (580 sq mi).

Plants growing in the lake includes hydrilla (Hydrilla spp) and the filamentous alga (Clodophora spp). The lake is also rich in fish that includes dalág (Ophicephalus striatus), Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), common carp (Cyprinus carpio), goby (Glossogobius giurus) and catfish (Clarias spp).[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Lake Dapao on ARCBC.ORG". ARCBC.ORG. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Lake Dapao National Park". BIMP-EAGA. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  3. ^ "Republic Act 9140: An Act Declaring Certain Places in the Province of Lanao del Sur As National Parks". Republic of the Philippines. 1965-05-04. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  4. ^ "List of National Parks and Protected Areas in the Philippines". Archived from the original on 2008-01-06. Retrieved 2008-10-15.