San Roque Dam in Gapan

San Roque Dam in Gapan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

About San Roque Dam

San Roque Dam is a multi-purpose dam located in the municipality of San Jose in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. It is approximately 50 kilometers from Gapan City in the province of Nueva Ecija. The dam is situated on the Agno River and is the second largest dam in the Philippines, with a height of 200 meters and a length of 1.2 kilometers.

The construction of the dam started in 1998 and was completed in 2003. It serves as a source of hydroelectric power, irrigation, and flood control in the region. The dam has a capacity of 1.9 billion cubic meters of water and can generate up to 345 megawatts of electricity.

Visiting San Roque Dam

Tourists and visitors can take a guided tour of San Roque Dam. The tour includes a visit to the dam's power plant, where visitors can see the turbines and generators that produce electricity. The tour also includes a visit to the dam's spillway, where excess water is released during heavy rains.

Aside from the tour, visitors can also enjoy the scenic view of the dam and the surrounding mountains. There are picnic areas and cottages available for rent. Fishing is also allowed in the dam, with tilapia and carp as the main catch.

How to Get There

From Gapan City, take a bus or jeepney bound for the town of San Jose in Pangasinan. From San Jose, take a tricycle to San Roque Dam. The approximate latitude and longitude of San Roque Dam is 15.9746° N, 120.9126° E.