Loboc River

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Loboc River
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Loboc River is located in Visayas
Loboc River
Loboc River is located in Philippines
Loboc River
CountryPhilippines
RegionCentral Visayas
ProvinceBohol
Physical characteristics
Main sourceCarmen
River mouthBohol Sea
Loay
9°42′15″N 124°07′04″E / 9.7042°N 124.1178°E / 9.7042; 124.1178Coordinates: 9°42′15″N 124°07′04″E / 9.7042°N 124.1178°E / 9.7042; 124.1178
Basin features
Basin size520 km2 (200 sq mi)
Loboc River hydroelectric plant
Lower dam and spillways
Spillway capacity14.3 m3/s
Power Station
Commission dateApril 06, 1957
January 20, 1968
TypeRun-of-the-river
Hydraulic head11.1 metres (36 ft)
Turbines3
Installed capacity1.2 MW
Annual generation9.45 million KWH

The Loboc River (also called Loay River[1]) is a river in the Bohol province of the Philippines. It is one of the major tourist destinations of Bohol.

The source of the Loboc River is located in the town of Carmen, almost in the center of Bohol. From Carmen, the river takes a westerly course for a distance of about 1.5 kilometres (1 mi) then flows due south into the Mindanao or Bohol Sea. Its drainage area of approximately, 520 square kilometres (200 sq mi), is bordered by a horseshoe-shaped chain of mountain peaks rising to an elevation of 800 metres (2,600 ft). Rainfall is distributed almost uniformly throughout the year, thus Loboc River has a steady and high base flow.[2]

Attractions[edit]

A river cruise on a floating restaurant is the main activity that the Loboc River offers, attracting both local and foreign tourists.[3] The river cruises start in the Town of Loboc and travel upstream to the Busay Falls. Because of itsclean, green and peaceful river environment along with the local food served, the place is now widely known across the country.

Other attractions are hanging bridges over the river and paddle boarding.

Hydroelectricity[edit]

There is one hydroelectric plant on the Loboc River. Construction on the plant began in 1955, completed in 1957 and an expansion completed in 1968.[2]

See also[edit]

Other significant rivers in Bohol:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographical Names: Loay, Philippines". www.geographic.org. Geographic.org. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Loboc Hydroelectric Plant". www.napocor.gov.ph. National Power Corporation. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Loboc River Cruise and Floating Restaurant". www.boholtourismph.com. Official Bohol Tourism Office. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2016.

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