Abra River

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Abra River
Abra River 1.jpg
Country Philippines Philippines
Regions Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Region
Tributaries
 - right Tineg River
Source
 - location Mount Data, Benguet, Cordillera Administrative Region
 - elevation 2,310 m (7,579 ft)
Mouth West Philippine Sea
 - location Caoayan, Ilocos Sur
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 17°30′47″N 120°23′45″E / 17.51306°N 120.39583°E / 17.51306; 120.39583Coordinates: 17°30′47″N 120°23′45″E / 17.51306°N 120.39583°E / 17.51306; 120.39583
Length 178 km (110.60 mi)
Basin 5,125 km2 (1,978.77 sq mi) [1]

The Abra River is the sixth largest river system in the Philippines in terms of watershed size. It has an estimated drainage area of 5,125 square kilometers and a length of 178 kilometers from its source in the vicinity of Mount Data in the Benguet province.

Geography[edit]

The Abra originates in the southern section of Mount Data. It descends westward to Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, and flows into Abra province. At a point near the municipality of Dolores, it is joined by the Tineg River, which originates in the uplands of Abra.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vicente B. Tuddao Jr. (September 21, 2011). "Water Quality Management in the Context of Basin Management: Water Quality, River Basin Management and Governance Dynamics in the Philippines" (PDF). www.wepa-db.net. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ DAMS IN THE CORDILLERA. internationalrivers.org