Agusan River, Butuan

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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. 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 177km from south to north and varies from 32-48 kilometers (20–30 miles) in width. 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.
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  • September 21, 2017
    Agusan River stretched its span from agusan del sur down to agusan del norte. The river was very important to the people living around. The source of daily living and needs. So sad that no agency deve...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    I went to Butuan city for my training, suddenly my co-trainee invited me to stroll since we don't have duty on Sunday, we pass the Agusan river, it is very nice to see the huge and deep river.  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    On our second visit to Butuan we tried an organized tour of the Agusan river. We enjoyed it a lot. The boat we were in was new and the sights around the area was informative. The sapyaw fishing method...  more »

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