Area               : 1,373.83 sq. km.
Region           : X and XII
Provinces      : Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte
Towns/Cities : 5
Barangays      : 1,206
Outlet             : Macalajar Bay
Est. Pop’n       : 572,283 (2010)
RBO                 : Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council
RDC Reso.       : RDC Reso No. 65 (s.2014)
Forestland       : 772.47 sq. km.
A&D                  : 598.37 sq. km.
NGP Area         : 8,013.81 sq. km. (as of October, 2015)


“A rehabilitated, sustainably protected and preserved, and well-managed CDO river basin in 2020”


“To oversee and catalyze multi-stakeholders for the protection, preservation, rehabilitation and management of the CDO river basin”


  1. To manage and conserve the water resources in the river basin to benefit the greatest number of people;
  2. To rehabilitate and conserve watershed resources;
  3. To strengthen and capacitate relevant institutions in the effective management of the CDORB;
  4. To minimize the threat to life and property and environment from flooding and erosion hazards;
  5. To promote sustainable management and utilization of coastal resources;
  6. To protect and conserve the flora and fauna found in the area including their habitats and ecological support systems.
  7. To climate-proof the local communities, vulnerable ecosystems, and development initiatives in CDORB and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere;
  8. To promote active involvement of local communities in the implementation of river basin development and management strategies;
  9. To undertake research and development for science-based policy and decision making; and
  10. To attain sustainable economic development in the river basin


  1. Mt. Kitangland Range Natural Park
  2. Mt. Kalatungan Range Natural Park


  1. Cagayan de Oro Rover Basin WQMA


  • Loss of Vegetation Cover
  • Land Abuse and Misuse
  • Extreme Climatic Events
  • Improper Waste Disposal
  • Non-rationalized water use
  • Uncoordinated watershed rehabilitation and development activities
  • Quarrying


  • Groundwater potential:
    • Annual recharge: 196,890,839 cu.m.
    • Daily recharge: 539, 427 cu.m

  • Agriculture (Region 10):
    • Rice prod: 610,110 mt
    • Corn prod: 1,212,208 mt
    • Livestock & Poultry: 82,032 mt
    • Fisheries (Region 10): 42,187.73 mt

  • Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park
  • Mt. Kalatungan
  • Cagayan de Oro River White water rafting

  • Flora:
  • Mt. Kitanglad: 32 species
  • Mt. Kalatungan: 105 sp.
  • Fauna:
  • Mt. Kitanglad: 282 sp.
  • Mt. Kalatungan: 104 sp.


  • Management Zoning
  • Water Resources Management
  • Watershed Management and Conservation
  • Flood Control and Hazard Management and Mitigation along the Entire Landscape
  • River and River Delta Management
  • Coastal Resources Management
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Institutional Framework and Physical Structure for Management
  • Community Participation
  • Indigenous Peoples (IP) Development Plan
  • Gender Action Plan
  • Information, Education, And Communications (IEC) and Advocacy
  • Research and Development Program

River Basin Organization

Cagayan De Oro River Basin Management Council