Davao River

Davao City, Davao del Sur

The Davao River catchment is the third largest river catchment on the Southern Philippines Island of Mindanao. It drains an area of over 1700 km² with a river length of 160 km. Most of the area is uplands. Average flows within the river near to the mouth are estimated at 70-80 cubic meters per second. The climate type is relatively uniform throughout the year with evenly distributed rainfall and ...

temperatures and humidity. The area rarely experiences typhoons.

The main drinking water sources for Davao City are in the neighboring Talomo watershed. These sources are under pressure and the Davao River Basin is likely to be required for water abstraction in the near future.

Davao River News

  • River Clean Up Using Plants As Filters To Begin In 3Q 2018

    River Clean Up Using Plants As Filters To Begin In 3Q 2018

    The Department of Science and Technology will roll out this quarter its plan of using natural plants to help clean up a critical portion of the Davao River.

    The project aims to use vertical helophyte plants to help filter the polluted waters.

    Regional Director Anthony Sales said in a statement sent to Manila Bulletin that the sani-embankment project will be rolled out in Barangay 76A (Bucana).

    The project is in coordination with the Dutch government and private entities with the objective of establishing a cleaner way of discharging wastewater in Davao City and developing a flood prev ...

  • Davao-Bukidnon Agreement To Be Signed In Watershed Summit

    Davao-Bukidnon Agreement To Be Signed In Watershed Summit

    The 6th Watershed Stakeholders Summit on June 28, 2018 at the Grand Men Seng Hotel will forge the collaboration between the Province of Bukidnon and City of Davao in protecting and managing the Davao River Basin, as one of the 17 major river basins in the country.

    Anchored to the summit's theme, "Scaling-Up Participatory Watershed Protection and Sustainable Management by Promoting Community-Led Initiatives," an estimated 200 participants from various sectors will witness the signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) for the Davao River Basin Management.

    "Since the headwaters of the Dava ...

  • Davao City Workers Kick-off Envi Month With Tree Planting

    About 1,500 personnel of the City Government of Davao conducted a tree-planting activity at the Davao River bank - near the Bolton Bridge on Quimpo Boulevard - on Saturday.

    Engr. Marivic Reyes, City Environment and Natural Resources Officer-in-Charge, said the tree planting activity was in connection with the celebration of the Environment month.

    "As a way to celebrate the environment's month, we initiated the tree planting activity to remind the people that we need to take care of our environment," she said.

    The participating employees had planted over 2,600 mangrove, bamboo and malu ...

  • Matigsalug People Of The River

    Matigsalug People Of The River

    Derived from the words matig (place of origin) and salog (river), the Matigsalug tribe of Davao City are found in Marilog, Paquibato, Tala-ingod, and Calinan. They are also found in Kitaotao and San Fernando in Bukidnon; Arakan, North Cotabato; and Cotabato.

    They are the people who reside by the banks and tributaries of the great Davao River (Salug).

    According to the tribe's historical profile, the Matigsalug people believed in Manama as the creator of all. For them, Manama enacted the Magbavaye, the commandment the tribe follows for self-governance.

    In terms of their traditional wear ...

  • Davao River Rafting Adventure

    The Davao River catchment is the third largest river catchment on the Southern Philippines Island of Mindanao.

  • 8 Enchanting Rivers In The Philippines That Will Make You Skip The Beach

    8 Enchanting Rivers In The Philippines That Will Make You Skip The Beach

    The Philippines is a tropical country, known to the rest of the world as a place full of beautiful beaches. It offers plenty of options, may it be a short travel outside of Metro Manila or a posh island that racks up the attention of Hollywood stars (Amanpulo, anyone?).

    Anyone you ask would recommend a great beach to go, either a touristy one or a beach less travelled to. Beaches get all the stars, yet most Filipinos forget that the Philippines is an archipelago, which means water is everywhere.

    The Philippine beaches have long been given the spotlight, but now is the time to show the ri ...