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Watershed of The Philippines

by patampar on 14/05/10 at 6:51 am


The La Mesa Dam is a dam in Quezon City in the Philippines. It is part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water system, which supplies most of the water supply of Metro Manila. The La Mesa Dam is an earth dam whose reservoir can hold up to 50.5 million cubic meters occupying an area of 27 square kilometers.

The Angat Reservoir and Dam are located at the Angat River in San Lorenzo, Norzagaray, Bulacan. The facilities were constructed from 1964 to 1967 and have been operational since 1968. 

The principal river, Angat River, originates from the western flank of the Sierra Madre Mountains. It then cuts through the mountainous terrain in a westerly direction to the dam site. The elevation within the watershed rises to a maximum of 1,115 meters at the Sierra Madre Mountain range and is lowest at the dam site at 100 meters.

Lake Sebu in South Cotabato, one of the top tourism destinations of Region 12, is famous for its three scenic natural lakes – Lahit (24 hectares), Seloton (48 hectares) and Sebu (354 hectares), and hosts seven waterfalls, natural springs and preserved cultural communities of the town’s T’boli tribe. It is also situated at an elevation of 1000ft., so it’s naturally cool up there. It is dubbed as the Summer Capital of Southern Philippines. 

The Maranao, who are the first inhabitants of the shores of Lake Lanao still inhabit this region, the name Maranao means “People of the Lake” or “Lake Dwellers”, referring to the indigenous people who inhabited the grounds around Lake Lanao. This lake in  North Central Mindanao and is located at an altitude of 2,300 feet above sea level and can be considered as one of the most beautiful  tourist destinations in Mindanao.The Pulangi River, winding thru the Maapag Plain. Seen from Mount Musuan between the boundaries of Valencia City and Maramag in Bukidnon province, Philippines.

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May 14th, 2010

Beautiful places… I liked the pics!


May 14th, 2010

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May 20th, 2010

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