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For the provinces, see Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur.
Agusan River (Suba sa Agusan)
Ilog ng Agusan, Rio Grande de Agusan
Country Philippines
Regions Caraga Region, Davao Region
 - left Umayam River, Bansa River, Ojot River, Manat River, Bugabos River
 - right Wawa River Adanan River, Gibong River, Choco River in Compostela, Ulip River
Cities Butuan City, Bayugan City
Source Mount Tagubud
 - elevation 1,022 m (3,353 ft)
Mouth Mouth of Agusan River
 - location Butuan Bay
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 8°57′0″N 125°31′58″E / 8.95000°N 125.53278°E / 8.95000; 125.53278Coordinates: 8°57′0″N 125°31′58″E / 8.95000°N 125.53278°E / 8.95000; 125.53278
Length 350 km (217.48 mi)
Basin 10,921 km2 (4,216.62 sq mi)
Drainage basin of the Agusan River


River is a river located in the eastern part of Mindanao island in the Philippines, draining majority of the Caraga Region and some parts of Compostela Valley province. It is the third largest river basin of the Philippines with a total drainage area of 10,921 km² and an estimated length of 350 kilometers from its origin.[1][2] The headwaters of the river is found in the mountains of Compostela Valley, near its border with Davao Oriental and east of Tagum City. It flows through the wide Agusan River valley which measures 177 kilometers (110 mi) from south to north and varies from 32-48 kilometers (20–30 miles) in width.[3] It finally drains into the Butuan Bay at its mouth in Butuan City. The river is also the third longest river in the Philippines.

One of the prominent features in the Agusan River basin is the presence of the Agusan Marsh covering a total area of 19,197 hectares. The marsh serves a flood retention basin for the Agusan River, cutting the high discharge of water causing flash floods in the lower reaches of the river. Aside from that, the marsh harbors unique and pristine habitats like the sago and peat swamps forest and is a home to endangered and endemic flora and fauna. As a consequence, it was declared by former President Fidel V. Ramos as a wildlife sanctuary in 1996.[2]



The Agusan River basin is divided into three sub-basins on the basis of topographic features: upper Agusan River basin, middle Agusan River basin and lower Agusan River basin. The upper Agusan River basin is the section from its headwaters in the mountains of Compostela Valley province to Santa Josefa, Agusan del Sur to Veruela, Agusan del Sur, the middle Agusan River basin is the section of the river from Sta. Josefa to Amparo, Agusan del Sur while the lower Agusan River basin is from Amparo to its mouth at Butuan City, Agusan del Norte

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kundel, Jim (June 7, 2007). "Water profile of Philippines". Encyclopedia of Earth. Archived from the original on 21 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Technical Assistance To The Republic of the Philippines For A Master Plan For the Agusan River Basin" (PDF). Asian Development Bank. December 2004. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  3. ^ Plains of Mindanao

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Agusan River 1 Caraga Region,Philippines

Photo documentation last 2nd quarter of 2008, During the media's visit in Agusan River.

Agusan Marsh Diaries (HD)

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Agusan River @ Butuan PPA [January 17, 2014]

Because of Bagyong Agaton the water at Agusan river is in critical level. Two dragon boats were destroyed.

Sama Tawi tawi sailing along Agusan River

BT: Pag-apaw ng Agusan River, nagdulot ng baha sa mga lugar sa CARAGA

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Diving for Agusan river clams

Some kids dive for dinner in the Agusan river.

Kelionė Agusano upe Filipinuose / Traveling by Agusan river in Philippines

Poilsis po misijos. Relaxing after outreach in Mission Philippines 2015.

Agusan River, fishing for logs

Agusan River boating

Balubal Gorge, Agusan River, CDO, 13Feb11, HeadCam HD 720p

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BusinessWorld Online Edition

BusinessWorld Online Edition
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 07:56:15 -0800

A protected area covering more than 14,000 hectares in the heart of the 250-kilometer Agusan River, it is perhaps the country's most significant wetland and is listed in the Swiss-based Ramsar's List of Wetlands of International Importance. Covering ...
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 06:15:00 -0800

The Mindanao RBOs are composed of ten organizations, these are, Davao River Basin Management Alliance, Tagum Libuganon River Basin Management Council, Agusan River Basin Governing Board, Mindanao River Basin Management Council, ...
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 08:11:15 -0700

AN INTER-PROVINCIAL alliance was recently formed to ensure the coordinated and holistic management of the Agusan River Basin (ARB), one of the largest river basins in the country that spans across six provinces, one city, and three regions in Mindanao.
Minda News
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 22:33:45 -0800

Mindanao has eight major river basins, namely, Agus River Basin, Cagayan de Oro River Basin, Tagoloan River Basin, Agusan River Basin, Mindanao River Basin, Tagum-Libuganon River Basin, Davao River Basin and Buayan-Malungan River Basin.
Minda News
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 01:45:00 -0800

The major river basins of Mindanao include Agus River, Cagayan de Oro River, Tagaloan River, Agusan River, Tagum Libuganon River, Davao River, and Buayan-Malungan River. Rolando Pinsoy, development management officer of MinDA, added they ...
Sat, 14 Nov 2015 08:17:55 -0800

Most of the major river basins in Mindanao have headwaters in Bukidnon, including the Agusan River Basin, Mindanao's second largest river basin, which runs through Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental down to Agusan del Sur to Butuan City where it drains ...

GMA News

GMA News
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:17:59 -0800

The Agusan Marsh, a protected area found at the heart of the Agusan River Basin, is a major habitat of Philippine crocodiles. "Lolong," the world's largest crocodile in captivity until its death February last year, was captured in the area. — KBK/HS ...


Sun, 28 Jun 2015 04:32:09 -0700

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Philippines – Seventy-seven-year-old Anito Goyo was busy tending her small patch garden on the eastern bank of the Agusan River when her house swayed and rolled with the waves created by the passing motorized canoe, announcing ...

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