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Lesson 1 Water Resources in the Philippines.pdf

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Philippine Water Resources LESSON 1 – Introduction to Water Resources Engineering Water Resources Region in the RP Source : 1972 National Economic Atlas Land Area : 300,000 km² Annual Average Rainfall : 2,400 mm The Philippine has 12 Water Resources Regions 421 principal river basins 20 major river basins 72 lakes Coastal bays and coastal waters – 266,000 km² Source : NWRB, 2009 LESSON 1 – Introduction to Water Resources Engineering Water Resources
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  Philippine Water Resources  LESSON 1 – Introduction to Water Resources Engineering Water Resources Region in the RP Source : 1972 National Economic Atlas Land Area : 300,000 km²  Annual Average Rainfall : 2,400 mm The Philippine has 12 Water Resources Regions 421 principal river basins 20 major river basins 72 lakes Coastal bays and coastal waters – 266,000 km² Source : NWRB, 2009  LESSON 1 – Introduction to Water Resources Engineering Water Resources Region Groundwater Potential Surface Water Potential Total Water Resources Potential X Northern Mindanao 2116 29000 31116 XII Southern Mindanao 1758 18700 20458 VI Western Visayas 1144 14200 15344 XI Southeastern Mindanao 2375 11300 13675 IX Western Mindanao 1082 12100 13182 VIII Eastern Visayas 2557 9350 11907 II Cagayan Valley 2825 8510 11335 III Central Luzon 1721 7890 9611 IV Southern Tagalog 1410 6370 7780 I Ilocos 1248 3250 4498 V Bicol 1085 3080 4145 VII Central Visayas 879 2060 2939 TOTAL 20,200 125790 145990 How much water do we have? Table 1. Water Availability, in MCM Source : Philippine Environment Monitor, 2003  LESSON 1 – Introduction to Water Resources Engineering Major River Basins in the Philippines Source : EMB, 2007
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