The Agusan River flows from south to north in the eastern part of Mindanao, leading to Butuan Bay. Its basin covers an area of 11,400 km² and is the third largest river basin in the Philippines. The lower Agusan River area is blessed with a bundant rainfall and fertile plain and has a big potential for agricultural development. In its w est bank is Butuan City, the center of economic activities of northern Mindanao. However, repeated flooding by overflowing of the Agusan River hindered economic activities, affected agricultural production, damaged properties, and endangered the population.
|Source Institution||Japan International Cooperation Agency|
|Place of Publication||Makati City|
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