List of rivers and estuaries in Metro Manila

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Metro Manila, Philippines, is located in the hydraulically complex Pasig RiverLaguna de BayManila Bay watershed, which includes more than thirty tributaries within the urban area. [1]

The following list is sorted by name, with a brief description of each.

An elevated LRT above the Marikina River.
Manggahan Floodway, an artificial channel draining into the Laguna de Bay.
Name Description
Alabang River Drains water from Alabang (up to Ayala Alabang Village and Festival Supermall). Dumps water into Laguna de Bay via Pasong Diablo River.
Amorsolo Creek Drains water from Amorsolo Street in Makati starting from the area around Makati Medical Center. A section of has been built over by the developers of the Pasay Road on-ramp of the Manila Skyway. Passes through San Lorenzo Villiage and Don Bosco Church. Dumps water into Estero de Tripa de Gallina.
Batasan River Drains water from Malabon and Navotas. Dumps water to Tanza River which leads to Manila Bay via Tangos River.
Bayanan Creek Drains water from Muntinlupa. Dumps water into Laguna de Bay.
Canal de la Reina Drains water from Manila as far as Tayuman Street, Claro M. Recto Avenue, and Binondo. Ends in Binondo and there is a floodgate or pumping station in that end at Muelle de Binondo. Dumps water into Pasig River at its southern tip. Dumps water into Manila Bay via Estero de Vitas in its northern tip.
Dampalit River Drains water from Malabon and Navotas and dumps it to Tangos River.
Estero de Aviles
Estero de Binondo
Estero de Maypad Drains water from Manila, Navotas and Caloocan. Dumps water to Navotas River.
Estero de Paco Drains Paco and Pandacan. Leads to Pasig River.
Estero de Pandacan Drains Pandacan and Paco. Dumps water into Pasig River.
Estero de Sampaloc
Estero de San Sebastian
Estero de Sunog Apog Drains water from Manila. Dumps water to Manila Bay via Estero de Vitas.
Estero de Uli-Uli
Estero de Tripa de Gallina Drains water from Manila (Paco and San Andres), Makati as far as Forbes Park and Fort Bonifacio and then through Buendia Ave in Makati and Pasay (including Bangkal and Don Bosco Makati) and then in Parañaque. Dumps water into Manila Bay via the Parañaque River at an intersection near western side of the NAIA runway.
Estero de Quiapo
Estero de Valencia
Estero de Vitas Drains water from Manila (as far as Tayuman). Dumps water directly to Manila Bay.
Laguna River Major channel. Drains water from Makati, Pateros and Taguig. Dumps water into Laguna de Bay.
Las Piñas River Major channel. Drains water from Las Piñas and dumps it directly to Manila Bay.
Magdaong River Drains water from Muntinlupa. Dumps water into Laguna de Bay.
Marikina River Major channel. Drains water from Marikina, Cainta, Rodriguez, San Mateo and Antipolo in Rizal. as well as some parts of Quezon City. It leads to Pasig River.
Marilao River Major channel. Drains water from Marilao, Meycauayan and as far as the northwestern side of the La Mesa Dam area. Two other rivers, the Meycuayan River and Polo River that drains Malabon and Valenzuela dump their water here. Another great rivers, the Santa Maria River and Balagtas River meet up with the Marilao River in the Obando area before reaching Manila Bay.
Maytunas Creek Drains Mandaluyong and San Juan. Dumps water into San Juan River.
Meycauayan River Major channel. Drains water from Valenzuela and Meycauayan in Bulacan. Dumps water into Manila Bay via Marilao River.
Muzon River Drains water from Malabon and Bulacan. Dumps water to Manila Bay via the entrance of Marilao River in Bulacan.
Navotas River Major channel. Drains water from Navotas, Caloocan and Manila. Intersects with Tullahan River at the middle. Dumps water directly to Manila Bay (southern end) and to Tangos River (northern end).
Parañaque River Major channel. Drains Parañaque, Pasay and Manila areas. Dumps water directly into Manila Bay.
Pasig River Major channel. Drains water from Laguna de Bay and Marikina River, and also Quezon City, Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila and San Juan (including San Juan River). Dumps water directly to Manila Bay.
Pasong Diablo River Drains water from Alabang, Muntinlupa. Dumps water into Laguna de Bay.
Pateros River Major channel. Drains water from Pateros and Makati area (Guadalupe and Fort Bonifacio). Dumps most of its water into Laguna de Bay via Laguna River at its southeastern tip. Dumps some of its water into Pasig River in Guadalupe.
Poblacion River Drains water from Muntinlupa (Poblacion). Dumps water into Laguna de Bay.
Polo River Drains water from Malabon, Valenzuela and Bulacan. Dumps water directly to Manila Bay.
San Juan River Major channel. Drains water from Quezon City (including Tandang Sora and as far as Sauyo and Fairview), San Juan and Manila. Dumps water into Pasig River.
Sucat River Major channel. Drains water from Parañaque and Muntinlupa. Dumps water into Laguna de Bay.
Taguig River
Tangos River Drains water from Navotas. Dumps water directly to Manila Bay.
Tanza River Drains water from Navotas. Connects with Dampalit River. Dumps water to Tangos River.
Tullahan River Major channel. Drains water from La Mesa Dam, as well as the northern part of Quezon City, Valenzuela, Novaliches, Malabon and Navotas. Mouth is at Navotas.
Tunasan River Drains water from Muntinlupa. Dumps water into Laguna de Bay.
Zapote River Major channel. Drains water from Las Piñas and parts of Bacoor, Cavite. Dumps water into Manila Bay directly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ River systems and other waterways in Metro Manila Filipino Aegis Society. Retrieved on 14 April 2012.