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Maria Cristina Falls
Maria Cristina Falls
is a waterfall of the Agus River
Agus River
on the island of Mindanao
Mindanao
in the Philippines. It is sometimes called the "twin falls" as the flow is separated by a rock at the brink of the waterfall.[1] It is a landmark of Iligan City, nicknamed the City of Majestic Waterfalls, because of the presence of more than 20 waterfalls in the city.[2] It is located 9.3 kilometers away southwest of the city proper at the boundaries of Barangays Maria Cristina, Ditucalan, and Buru-un.[2] Known for its natural grandeur, the 320 - feet (98 meters) high waterfall[3] is also the primary source of electric power for the city's industries, being harnessed by the Agus VI Hydroelectric Plant.[4] Agus VI hydroelectric plant[edit] Maria Cristina Falls
Maria Cristina Falls
powers the Agus VI Hydroelectric
Hydroelectric
Plant, one of the several hydroelectric plants that harness Agus River. The power plant has a 200 MW potential capacity[4] supplied by a water flow of about 130 cubic meters per second.[2] Agus VI is operated by the National Power Corporation
National Power Corporation
and was commissioned on May 31, 1953.[5] Under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's Mindanao
Mindanao
Super Region development plan, the Agus VI is planned to undergo a 1.856-billion-peso upgrading project.[6] References[edit]

^ " Iligan City
Iligan City
- The City of Waterfalls". Retrieved 2008-04-04.  ^ a b c Official Website of the Iligan City
Iligan City
Government - Scenic Spots ^ "Maria Christina Falls". World Waterfall
Waterfall
Database. 2004. Retrieved 2008-04-04.  ^ a b Philippine Government tourism page on Iligan City
Iligan City
Archived 2007-12-26 at the Wayback Machine. ^ NAPOCOR Power Generation Plants in Mindanao
Mindanao
- National Statistical Coordination Board ^ Rebultan, Babes J. "Super-Region projects in Normin underway" Philippine Information Agency. 2008-02-28. Retrieved on 2008-04-04.

External links[edit]

1551430859 — Maria Cristina Falls
Maria Cristina Falls
on OpenStreetMap Official Website of the Iligan City
Iligan City
Government - Maria Cristina Falls

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