Information on the Seven Lakes
Get to know our lakes
San Pablo City has seven freshwater lakes. These lakes (with area in sq.km.) are Sampaloc Lake (1.04); Palakpakin (0.43); Calibato (0.42); Bunot (0.35); Yambo (0.28); Pandin (0.20 ) and Mohicap (0.14). Its catchment area is Mt. San Cristobal with an area of 27.5 sq.km.
|Mohicap||80 +/-||No Data||14.5||Source of Tilapia|
|Yambo||160 +/-||No Data||28.5||For recreation, oligotrophic|
|Pandin||160 +/-||63.0 max||20.5||Source of tilapia, silted/ polluted|
|Palakpakin||100 +/-||7.5 max||43.0||Source of tilapia, silted/ polluted|
|Calibato||170 +/-||135.0 max||42.5||Source of tilapia, silted/ polluted|
|Bunot||110 +/-||23.0 max||30.5.5||Source of tilapia, silted|
|Sampaloc||106||27.0 max||104.0||Source of tilapia, polluted in parts|
In 1975-76, salinity in Sampaloc Lake was reported to average 42 ppm. Latest measurements in 2004 show a salinity range from 100 to 200 ppm.
- Sampaloc Lake Action Plan (2000) – A MENRM Term Paper submitted to University of the Philippines (UP) Open University, Los Banos, which contains physical description of the lake, water analysis and social isues about the lakes (pollution, lack of law enforcement, etc).
- State of Water Resources in San Pablo City (7/19/2001) – Unpublished technical manuscript written regarding the critical geohydrological, social and political issues on the water resources of San Pablo and the causes of water shortages in the city, due to watershed degradation and mismanagement by the local water district.
- (Hydrological) Evaluation of Water Resources in SPC (6/24/2005) – A short communication manuscript on the hydrological analysis of San Pablo to address water shortages in the city.
- Evaluation of Open Dumpsite, SPC (7/4/2005) – A short communication manuscript regarding the environmental impact of the open dumpsites to groundwater resources of San Pablo City.
- In lake cleanup, San Pablo folk join hands to find long-term solution
- Philippine church groups fight to save largest lake
- FSLF join the SELFIEs for #NOWPH Social Mobilization Project
- LLDA continues to ignore Fishcage Zoning & Management Plan for Sampaloc Lake
- LLDA Ordered immediate removal of Green Filter System from Sampaloc Lake