Agus River

Iligan City, Lanao del Norte

Agus River is a river that flows for 36.5 km from Lanao Lake to Iligan Bay, Philippines. It cuts through the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte. Settlements along the banks of the river include the City of Marawi, the Municipality of Linamon and the City of Iligan.

It separates into two channels as it drains to Iligan Bay; one going over the Maria Cristina Falls while t ...

he other supplies the Linamon Falls. The river descends for about 670 m from its source as it flows for 34 km before draining to the sea.

The river is relatively shallow as it is only 1.2 m deep in some areas. The Agus River's watershed spans about 11,320.00 hectares. In 1992, the National Power Corporation financed the reforestation of the Lake Lanao-Agus River watershed, planting over 1500 hectares of Acacia mangium, Durio zibethinus and other indigenous trees.

The lake and the river are used for both commercial and sport fishing, as well as for recreational activities such as boating and swimming. The river in its entirety, however, is not navigable because the current in some areas reaches a velocity of up to thirty miles an hour.

In Maranao mythology, Lake Lanao once threatened to drown the people of Sebangan with its ever-rising waters. The Archangel Gabriel is thought to have made the Agus river in order to drain the lake.  Wiki

Agus River News

  • To The Ends Of Quezon

    To The Ends Of Quezon

    To explore the folds of Quezons largest municipality is to defy todays definition of adventure. When instant gratification in the form of prepared itineraries and detailed guides are highly in demand, General Nakar will remind you of the thrill and joy that comes with personal discovery.

  • Pulangi Power Plants Rehabilitated

    The chairman of the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) wants to rehabilitate the Agus and Pulangi power plant complexes before they are sold to prospective investors.

    "We have to fix the power-plant complexes first," Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said on Monday night.

    "They are operating at only 40 percent of total capacity, so we think if we use Chinese ODA money??"we submitted it to them??"we will get it up to speed, use it as base load for Mindanao, and then probably look at some kind of privatization, but not selling it. Maybe privatizing the ope ...

  • Maria Cristina Falls And NPC Nature Park In Iligan City

    Maria Cristina Falls And NPC Nature Park In Iligan City

    Iligan City is a beautiful place to visit, boasting of a total of 39 waterfalls and several springs. Of all its waterfalls, the Maria Cristina Falls is the grandest and most majestic. Its power is so great that this is harnessed and transformed into electricity which is used in a large part of Mindanao. The waterfall is the second highest in the Philippines.

    Also known as the "twin falls" because of a large rock at its brink that seems to split the falls into two, Maria Cristina Falls is truly a marvel of nature. Its water comes from Agus River, the only outlet of an ancient lake (the Great ...

  • Mindanao power woes worsen as Pulangi Lake Lanao water levels drop

    Mindanao power woes worsen as Pulangi Lake Lanao water levels drop

    It's the same story every summer.

    The water levels in Pulangi River in Bukidnon and Lake Lanao, major sources of hydropower in Mindanao, continued to drop worsening the power situation in some cities in the island already reeling from daily rotational blackouts.

    Starting Tuesday, the Cagayan Electric Power and Light Company (Cepalco) whose franchise area covers the city and Jasaan and Villanueva towns in Misamis Oriental, has imposed an eight-hour rotational blackout.

    Pagadian City and neighboring Zamboanga Sibugay province were also under severe power curtailment, the National Grid C ...

  • Napocor watershed rehab funds approved

    Napocor watershed rehab funds approved

    The National Power Corp. (Napocor) has secured regulatory approval to draw over P777 million from the environmental component of the universal charge fund for the rehabilitation and maintenance of watershed areas.

    In a decision released yesterday, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) approved Napocor's petition to avail of the universal charge -- environmental charge (UC-EC) fund to carry out its programmed activities for a period of four years.

    The regulator, likewise, authorized the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) to release P777.31 million to fund Napoco ...

  • What to See and Do in Marawi City

    What to See and Do in Marawi City

    The capital city of the province of Lanao del Sur, Marawi is located on the shores of Lake Lanao and hugs the area where the Agus River starts. To its north lie the municipalities of Kapai and Saguiaran; to its south is Lake Lanao; to its east are the municipalities of Bubong and Ditsaan-Ramain; and to the west are the municipalities of Marantao and Saguiaran.

    Here, you're treated to mountains, rolling hills, valleys and a very large placid lake. With such wonderful sights, there's no question that adventure awaits you in Marawi City.

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