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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

RED Juan Reviews R1’s Q3 performance

RED Juan Reviews R1’s Q3 performance

 

Tubao, La Union – DENR 1.          The Regional Executive Director (RED) Reynulfo A. Juan welcomed all the participants as he urged them to always “better your best” by actively taking charge and leading their respective offices to perform better in the remaining months of 2018 during the Regional Management Conference. He expressed his appreciation to the hard-work and dedication of the employees for doing the job as expected but should not be too complacent though, as the year comes to close.

 

RED Juan gave an update on what he has been doing for the DENR in this part of the country worth mentioning is his visit to the different National Greening Program (NGP) sites in La Union and in Ilocos Sur even at the height of the typhoon. He also shared his experience during his visit to Coquimbo, Chile, where he represented the DENR during the conduct of the ‘Exchange of Experience to Add Value to Organic Wastes from Small-scale Fisheries and Aquaculture through its reuse and Conversion into Innovative Products, which contribute to enhanced food security.’ He shared his learning on the best practices he observed during the international visit which was also participated by representatives from other countries. RED Juan also underscored the message of DOT Sec. Puyat during the opening of the (new) Boracay Island saying that the “rehabilitation does not stop in Boracay, this effort will continue entire the country” including Ilocos Region.

 

The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENROs) presented the status of their performance in terms of the NGP programs with some concerns on the maintenance of the plantation sites during the rainy season and summer. The RED recommends to the heads of the field offices to report the actual situation to back them up from any liability if it is caused by natural calamities. It is reminded that they should visit at least 5 NGP sites, know the status and ‘take ownership’ of their jurisdiction.

 

As the head of office, RED Juan felt sad by the wrath of the 2 typhoons which left its rage in the northern part of the Luzon leaving numerous casualties in Regions 2 and CAR. Thus, he expressed his concern on the safety of all personnel by reminding the need to be ready and inspect the office building every now and then, check for some oddities in the area to avoid any tragic event citing what happened with the DPWH building in Natoni, Mountain Province.

 

During the 1st Day of the Management Conference, the Regional Management also recognized the collaboration efforts of the Philippine National Police as partners in the enforcement of environmental laws.

 

Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) Division Chief, Ms. Aida Lapis presented their findings and recommendation on bamboo propagation related to the Green Livelihood program of here in Region 1. Their findings will enhance the propagation of bamboo specie in the region as well as its economic dimension towards a sustainable development. They have recommended the need of continuous information, education and communication drive including consistency of extension service and to strengthen the collaboration with partner agencies on the added value of bamboo.

 

 

Over-all, DENR 1 maintains its rank as a performing field office in the implementation of its mandate to protect and conserve the environment in the countryside. The RED urged the regional officials to innovate and be creative in the implementation of the programs and projects most importantly in the effective and efficient utilization of funds. This also includes the intervention of the agency to the different ENR projects of the congressional district representatives in Ilocos Region. It’s line bureaus Environmental Management Bureau and Mines and Geosciences likewise presented their accomplishments.

 

With RED’s Juan’s dynamism, it is hoped that the frontline crew of the DENR become resilient and could adapt to the enthusiasm of the RED in implementing the mandate of the agency.

 

Finally, RED Juan quipped “let us walk the extra mile and think out of the box in serving the public,” as he closes the Management Conference. (RAS-RPAO)

Photo Releases

RD Reynulfo A. Juan as he encouraged everyone to be part of the solution to the glaring environmental concern.

BM Kit Ortega highlights on educating the youth on the value of environmental protection

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu with USec. Jonas Leones (left photo) offered a fruit bearing seedling to the gradeschool pupils of Barit Elementary School as a gesture of commitment that the youth will play vital role in protecting the environment from exploitation. Right Photo shows Sec. Cimatu signs on the Pledge of Commitment Wall. #TayoAngKalikasan

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.

Discussion of subject matters during the Youth Meeting at EMB, DENR Compound last August 15, 2018.

Actual technical visit at assigned schools in Odiongan, Romblon

Regional Youth Desk Officer Zenaida L. Paday-os during the lecture proper on climate change to the students of Mayhan National High School

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

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