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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
River
Country Philippines
Regions Caraga Region, Davao Region
Tributaries
 - 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 , Pantukan, Compostela Valley
 - 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

Agusan 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]

Geography[edit]

Watershed[edit]

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]

References[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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155 news items

Bulatlat (blog)

Bulatlat (blog)
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:09:19 -0800

It covers 1.8 million hectares and supplies the water of major rivers in Mindanao mainly the Mindanao River, Pulangi River, Davao River, Tagoloan River and major tributaries of Agusan River. However, the mountain range is threatened with the entry of ...

InterAksyon

InterAksyon
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:33:45 -0800

Just a few years back, Roy and his brothers built a lovely place along a picturesque bend of the Agusan River in Butuan City as a place to retire. They called it PAQOA. That's Peace and Quiet and Open Air. I wanted to find my own spot along that mighty ...

Standard Freeholder

Standard Freeholder
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 12:03:45 -0800

A view of the Agusan River in the Philippines. Swimmer David Merpaw took three days to swim the river and encountered a number of animals along the way. Handout/Cornwall Standard-Freeholder ...
 
Sun.Star
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.

InterAksyon

InterAksyon
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:58:33 -0800

We also would like to put an emphasis towards the environment and it's protection and preservation that's why this year we kick of our celebration with a fluvial procession along the Agusan River to help raise awareness toward the protection of our ...

Minda News

Minda News
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 05:06:24 -0800

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/24 February) — Some 2,800 families or 15,000 persons from 14 barangays here were evacuated by force on Saturday afternoon as the Agusan River overflowed, its water level rising nearly twice the normal level by early Sunday ...

InterAksyon

InterAksyon
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 20:41:35 -0800

BUTUAN CITY – Heavy rains brought by the first low pressure area in the country has swollen Agusan River, flooding Butuan City and nearby towns. The city government has declared a state of calamity as it assigned local emergency response team to ...

Rappler

Rappler
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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