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Agno River Basin Brief Information

Regions

Region 1, Region 2, Region 3 and CAR

Provinces

Benguet, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Ifugao, Pampanga, Nueva Vizcaya, Mountain Province, Nueva Ecija, Zambales

No. of Municipalities

70

No. of Barangays

1203

Name of River

Tarlac, Pila, Camiling, O’ donnell, Amabayanbang and Ambayuan River

River Classification (2009):

Agno River (Upper and Lower Reach)- Class A and C

Amabayanbang River-Class C

Ambayuan River-Class C

Hydroelectric Power

1.Ambuklao Dam

2.Binga Dam

3.San Roque Multipurpose Dam

 

    

AGNO RIVER BASIN PROFILE

 

RIVER NETWORK

}  Rivers

}  Agno -270 km

}  Camiling 

}  O’Donnell

}  Bulsa-Moriones

}  Tarlac

}  76 other rivers and creeks

}  Issues

}  Pollution of rivers – solid and liquid wastes

}  No river monitoring undertaken in most rivers

}  Some rivers are susceptible to flash floods

 

MAJOR SUB-BASINS

}  Upper Agno

}  Lower Agno

}  Agno-Sinucalan-Tuboy

}  Dipalo

}  Banila

}  Cabalisian

}  San Felipe

}  Viray

}  Oro

}  Bayaoas

}  Dumuloc

}  Bugallon

}  Camiling

}  O’Donnel

}  Tarlac

}  Pangasinan Plains

 

ADMINISTRATIVE BOUNDARY MAP 

 

  • Location: 1200 21’ 21.1”E to 1200 51’ E and 150 8’ 29.9’N to 160 51’ 7.9’ N
  • Area: 6,250.13 sq km. (based on GIS map)
  • Estimated annual water runoff – 8.044 M cu.m
  • Provinces:Municipalities/Cities: 71
    • CAR:    Benguet, Ifugao, Mt. Province
    • Region 1:  Pangasinan
    • Region 2: Nueva Vizcaya
    • Region 3: Tarlac, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga
  • Barangays: 1,225

 

ELEVATION

 

North Cluster and portion of the South Cluster -mountainous and generally rugged terrain.  Elevation ranges from 100 to 2922 meters above sea level (masl)

Central cluster (east and west) and portion of South cluster forming the Pangasinan Plains are relatively flat.  Elevation is less than 100 masl.

 

SLOPE

Slope category (%)

Description

Percent to total

0-3

Level to nearly level

39.44

3-8

Gently sloping to undulating

7.23

8-18

Undulating to rolling

6.80

18-30

Rolling to moderately steep

10.26

30-50

Steep

9.50

50 and above

Very steep

26.06

 

Unclassified

0.05

 

River

0.34

 

Reservoir

0.32

Total

 

100.00

 

}  Abstraction permit

}  Surface - 354

}  Groundwater- 241

}  Groundwater availability

}  Deep well areas- 24.32%

}  Difficult areas – 43.03%

}  Potential areas of high yielding water- 8.6%

}  Shallow and deep well areas – 21.61

}  Potential areas for salt water intrusion- 2.43

}  Issues

}  Salt water intrusion

}  Contamination of surface and ground water

}  Insufficient water available for domestic,  commercial , agriculture  & industrial uses

 

Geology

Percent

Cretaceous-paleogene

13.19

Neogene

10.39

Oligocene-miocene (sedimentary & metamorphic rocks)

9.73

Pliocene-pleistocene

2.06

Pliocene-quaternary

4.28

Recent

35.58

Undifferentiated

10.65

Upper miocene-pliocene (sedimentary & rocks)

10.75

No classification

3.37

 

BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS

 

Land cover/ use

%

Forest

24.3

Grassland

22.3

Agriculture

48.6

Fishponds

0.7

Natural, barren land

1.9

Inland water

0.9

Other land, built-up area

1.4

 

 

FOREST AND GRASSLAND AREAS

 

Land cover/use

Percent

Forest

100.00

Closed forest, broadleaved

13.75

Closed forest, coniferous

3.71

Closed forest, mixed

0.34

Open forest, broadleaved

42.24

Open forest, coniferous

31.98

Open forest, mixed

2.81

Forest plantation, broadleaved

5.18

   

Grassland

100

Other wooded land, wooded grassland

73

Other land, natural, grassland

27

 

 

PROTECTED AREAS

}  Upper Agno River Basin Resource Reserve

}  Lower  Agno Watershed  Forest Reserve

}  Mt. Data National Park

}  Mt. Pulag National Park

}  Manleluag  National Park

Key challenges/issues

}  Protection of the areas

}  Land conversion

 

Sub-development zones

Percent to total area

Strategic crop

30.77

Strategic livestock

4.83

Strategic fishery

1.35

Strategic integrated crop/fishery

0.07

Remaining NPAAAD

0.44

Agroforestry

6.21

Watershed/ Forestry

36.66

Built-up areas

5.94

Military reservation

3.63

River wash

10.04

Beach/sand

0.06

 

 

MiningTenement (as of 3/13)

No. of permits

Exploration permit

2

Financial or technical assistance agreement

2

Sand and gravel permit

13

Lease contract

6

Mining Processing Permits

2

Mining Production Sharing Agreement

1

 

IRRIGATION SYSTEM

}  CIS- 709

}  NIS – 10

  

News

RPAO conducts Assessment and Planning Workshop for DENR- I info officers in Region- I

RPAO conducts Assessment and Planning Workshop for DENR- I info officers in Region- I

 

                The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region- I (DENR- I) Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO) conducted a two- day Assessment and Planning Workshop for Information Officers and Sectoral Focal Persons of Region- I at DENR Conference Room, Government Center, Sevilla, San Fernando City, La Union.

                Participants in the annual activity include the RPAO personnel, designated information officers of PENROs and CENROs, sectoral focal persons in the region from Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB). Aimed to review the DENR- I strategic communication roadmap, the communication strategies were tackled to direct info officers in the right direction as communication arm of the agency. DENR- I ARD for Technical Services William Savella who delivered a message during the event said, “The roles of information officers are very vital to disseminate the programs and activities of the DENR.” Presentation of IEC accomplishments was also tackled by RPAO and the participants. To further enhance the participants’ writing skills and knowledge, former OIC chief RPAO and WWRRDEC Senior Science Research Specialist Estrella Patrimonio was invited to lecture and discussed on Technical Writing which is vital and useful for information officers especially in writing research proposals for DENR research studies and projects. Florante Nicolas of PENRO Ilocos Norte enthusiastically discussed the topic, Art of Persuasion – the key to effective communication, emphasizing its elements and characteristics of a persuasive presentation. He, likewise, conducted the IEC workshop where participants presented and performed their “persuasive skits” regarding environmental problems showing their catchy skills and talents as effective IEC tools. RPAO Information Officer II Zenaida Paday-os also presented the 2019 Work Plan.

                DENR- I Regional Executive Director Carlito M. Tuballa delivered his inspirational talk on the second day of the activity, congratulating the RPAO unit headed by Chief Renelita Santos who stressed that “Quad Media of communication is the most powerful tool in information drive.” RED Tuballa urged the information officers to enhance information and or dissemination strategies not only on printed materials and broadcast media but also by way of a “skit or drama” which is more receptive to the audience especially the youth. In addition, the head executive of DENR- I reminded the PENRO and CENRO representatives to contribute information not only “pictures with caption” but also give specific details to the information. (GCG- RPAO)

Photo Releases

Photo shows DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (5th from left) leads the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Re- Development Old CENRO Bangui Bldg. together with DENR-I key officials led by RD Reynulfo A. Juan and Bangui Mayor Fidel Cimatu, Jr.

DENR- I spearheads International Coastal Clean-up 2018 in Region- I

MOA SIGNING: (Seated left) Mangatarem Mayor Ramil P. Ventenilla signed as witness on the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between (seated right) Regional Executive Director Reynulfo A. Juan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region I and (middle) District Engineer Edita L. Manuel of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Pangasinan for the Small Water Impounding Project (SWIP) at Brgy. Catarataraan, Mangatarem, Pangasinan, within the portion of Manleluag Spring Protected Landscape (MSPL). Witnessing the signing are (standing from left) MSPL Protected Area Supervisor (PASu), Marlyn Banda and Conservation and Development Division (CDD) Chief, For.Barbara Pernia.

DENR- I delegation headed by OIC, Chief, Administrative Division Mary Ann Escoto joined the opening ceremonies in the AREX Sportsfest 2018 held at DPWH Second Engineering District Office in Bauang, La Union last October 23, 2018. Highlights of the activity include a short program, AREX muse competition and opening of ball games. (G. Garcia- RPAO)

Photo shows from left: Hazel Flores (PIA-I), Generoso Garcia (DENR- I) as panel of judges, Edward Calonge of RIS, La Union- 1st Runner- up in the NSM 2018 Poster- Slogan Making Contest (Regional level in UNP, Vigan City, I. Sur last Oct. 17, 2018. At far right is David Rabelas of DSWD- I.

From L-R: OIC, CENR Officer Romeo Z. Pernia, UAP Pres. Maria Teresa Velasco, LGU Vice Mayor Jesus Franco Sison, Jr., and VWD Gen. Manager Susan Q. Sison

RED Carlito M. Tuballa assumes post as new DENR Region- I head

ENVIRONMENTAL WARRIORS. Over a hundred students from Grade 4 to Junior high school of La Marea Academy actively participated to the different environmental lectures during the environmental campus tour of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Environmental Management Bureau I on January 18, 2019. The activity aimed to raise environmental awareness among students and to promote sustainable and eco-friendly practices in schools.

Photo shows Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region- I (DENR- I) key officials led by newly- installed Regional Executive Director Carlito M. Tuballa receiving the PRIME- HRM Bronze Award from Civil Service Commission, Region- I (CSC RO1) Regional Director Hedy Jose R. Lardizabal during the Regional Recognition Rites at the Provincial Capitol, San Fernando City, La Union last January 28, 2019. Also in the photo are DENR- I ARD for Management Services Leduina S. Co, OIC, Chief Administrative Division- Mary Ann Escoto, HRM personnel headed by Julinda Zamoranos.

The “Environmental Dancers” of Amlang-Nagtagaan High School wearing their kaleisdoscopic costumes – represents the Sun, Water and Land.

Photo shows group of Lumber Dealers together with (front row) ARD William C. Savella (in checkered polo), PENRO Rose Jornacion, CENRO Alfredo Racoma, LPDD Chief, Manny Ydia, Enforcement Division Chief, Frank Vincent Danglose, CENRO Francisco Arenas.

In line with the celebration of the World Wildlife Day this 2019 with the theme “Life Below Water: For people and planet”, which focuses on the conservation and sustainable use of marine wildlife, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region I (DENR-1) through the Conservation and Development Division (CDD), Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO), and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources – La Union (PENRO- La Union) jointly conducted Communication Education Public Awareness (CEPA) through Dalaw Turo activity highlighting the importance of wildlife.

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