|Maria Cristina Falls|
|Location||Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines|
|Total height||98 m (321.5 ft)|
|Number of drops||2|
|Longest drop||98 m (321.5 ft)|
|130 m3 (4,600 cu ft)|
Maria Cristina Falls is a waterfall of the Agus River in the Northern Mindanao region of the Philippines. It is sometimes called the "twin falls" as the flow is separated by a rock at the brink of the waterfall. It is located 9.3 kilometers away southwest of Iligan City at the boundaries of Barangays Maria Cristina, Ditucalan, and Buru-un. Known for its natural grandeur, the 321.5 feet (98.0 meters) high waterfall is also the primary source of electric power for the city's industries, being harnessed by the Agus VI Hydroelectric Plant.
Agus VI hydroelectric plant
Maria Cristina Falls powers the Agus VI Hydroelectric Plant, one of the several hydroelectric plants that harness Agus River. The power plant has a 200 MW potential capacity supplied by a water flow of about 130 cubic meters per second.
Agus VI is operated by the National Power Corporation and was commissioned on May 31, 1953. Under President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's Mindanao Super Region development plan, the Agus VI is planned to undergo a 1.856-billion-peso upgrading project.
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