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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.

Lake Dapao
Lake Dapao
Location within the Philippines
Lake Dapao
Lake Dapao (Philippines)
LocationLanao del Sur
Coordinates7°47′25″N 124°3′1″E
Basin countriesPhilippines
Surface area1,011 ha (10.11 km2)
Max. depth120 m (393.70 ft)
Surface elevation960 m (3,149.61 ft)

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]

See also


  1. "Lake Dapao on ARCBC.ORG". ARCBC.ORG. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  2. "Lake Dapao National Park". BIMP-EAGA. Archived from the original on July 10, 2007. Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  3. "Republic Act 9140: An Act Declaring Certain Places in the Province of Lanao del Sur As National Parks". Republic of the Philippines. May 4, 1965. Retrieved October 14, 2008.
  4. "List of National Parks and Protected Areas in the Philippines". Archived from the original on January 6, 2008. Retrieved October 15, 2008.

На других языках

[de] Dapao-See

Der Dapao-See (engl.: Lake Dapao) ist ein Binnensee auf der Insel Mindanao in den Philippinen. Der See liegt ca. 7 km südwestlich der Gemeinde Ganassi und des Lanao-Sees auf dem Gebiet der Gemeinde Pualas. Er umfasst eine Fläche von 10,11 km² und hat eine Tiefe von 120 Metern. Sein Abfluss mündet in den Matling, der in Malabang in die Bucht von Illana fließt.
- [en] Lake Dapao

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