1352785768Q5Ydq8GuScattered throughout the province of Camarines Sur are lakes that teem with life and the bounty of nature, and Lake Bato is one of them. exemplifying the many varied blessing nature can bestow us.
Lake Bato is a freshwater and inland lake which is a selected habitation of wild ducks and a choice site for bird watching. The lake is the seventh largest in the country. It has extensive marshes and swamp forests. The lake drains into a tributary of the Bicol River which enters the sea near Naga City. Lake Bato is part of the Rinconada (Bicol) Lakes System, which also includes Lake Buhi and Lake Baao-Bula. It has an average depth of 8 meters and its bottom is muddy clay.
The History of the Lake
The lake was originally called “Caligno” by natives living around the area and a small settlement was founded on its shores during pre-Spanish times; the early settlers thrived on the lake’s rich resources and use it as a primary medium of travel. The settlement flourished on to become the present-day town of Bato, Camarines Sur and the lake came to be named after the town, which was established by a decree of the Superior Government (National Government) on February 15, 1758, when the country was still under the Viceroyalty of New Spain.

 

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