Samiksha Jaiswal

Lake Calibato

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Location  Laguna
Surface area  42 ha (100 acres)
Settlements  San Pablo City
Surface elevation  151 m
Water volume  29,600 m³
Cities  San Pablo, Laguna
Type  crater lake
Average depth  135 m (443 ft)
Area  42 ha
Mean depth  135 m
Group  Seven Lakes of San Pablo
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Lake Calibato is one of the seven crater lakes collectively called Pitong Lawa or Seven Lakes of San Pablo in Laguna province in the Philippines. The lake is situated in Brgy. Sto. Angel in San Pablo City. Calibato has an area of 42 hectares (100 acres) and maximum depth of 135 metres (443 ft). Calibato's maximum water capacity is approximately 29,600 cubic metres (1,050,000 cu ft). Its supplies the city and nearby towns with abundant fish and aquatic plants. The lake is the deepest recorded lake among the seven-lake system; no recorded depths are available for Muhikap.


Map of Lake Calibato, San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines


It was told that the area was once a valley inhabited by a Diwata (benevolent fairy or nymph) who had wanted to keep her realm free from the intrusion of mankind. Thus, she was angered when people built rocky pathways that criss-crossed her valley. She then caused a strong earthquake and severe storm that transformed her valley into a lagoon.

The villagers living in the surrounding hills were awestruck the following morning, and named the body of water Lake Calibato, taken from the criss-crossing stone pathways of the valley, a portmanteau of Cali (corrupted from the Spanish calle, "street") and the Tagalog Bato ("rock").


Lake Calibato Wikipedia

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