Seven Lakes San Pablo

San Pablo City, Laguna

The Seven Lakes of San Pablo are seven crater lakes scattered around the City of San Pablo, in the province of Laguna, Philippines.

The seven lakes of the city are: Lake Bunot, Lake Calibato, the twin lakes of Yambo and Pandin, Lake Palakpakin, Lake Muhikap and Lake Sampaloc.

In 2005, the Rotary Club of San Pablo City held a ceremony that officially opened the hiking ...

trails that connect the seven lakes of the city. The Rotarians were aiming for economic, environmental and health benefits of the trails to the community.

The lakes are threatened by human intervention and exploitation, most especially Lake Sampaloc, which is located right in the center of San Pablo City. Several illegal settlements, illegal fish pens, commercial and business infrastructures on the shores have proliferated on some of the lakes causing increased pollution.

Overuse of commercial fish feeds have resulted in high nitrogen levels and low dissolved oxygen that has led to fish kills in the early and late 1990s. In January 2004, fish kills were observed in six of the seven lakes.

Various ecological conservation efforts by both government and non-government organizations, like the Friends of the Seven Lakes Foundation, had been implemented in recent years. One of these is the demolition of human-made structures along the lakes' shoreline.  Wiki

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