Marikina River

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Marikina River (Tagalog: Ilog Marikina) is a river in eastern Metro Manila, Philippines.wikipedia
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Pasig River

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It is a tributary of Pasig River with headwaters located in the Sierra Madre Mountains in Rodriguez, Rizal province.
Its major tributaries are the Marikina River and San Juan River.

Metro Manila

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Marikina River (Tagalog: Ilog Marikina) is a river in eastern Metro Manila, Philippines. On 26 September 2009 at about 6:00 pm PST, Typhoon Ondoy hit Metro Manila and dumped one month's rainfall in less than 24 hours, causing the Marikina River system, including the Manggahan Floodway, to burst its banks rapidly.
The Marikina Valley has fertile land suitable for crop cultivation while the Marikina River provides water for industrial uses and discharge.

Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape

Mariquina Watershed Reservation
The resulting lack of river boat traffic and the deforestation of the upland areas in what is now the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape contributed to the river's siltation, further reducing its value as a transport route.
The Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape is a protected area in the Province of Rizal in the Philippines, which forms the upper area of the drainage basin of the Marikina River.

San Mateo, Rizal

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From Rodriguez, the river flows through San Mateo then to its namesake city of Marikina.
The Marikina River runs through the western portion of the municipality, while Nangka River runs through the south, bounded by Marikina City.

Wawa Dam

In Brgy. Wawa in Rodriguez, the Marikina River is dammed by Wawa Dam, a structure built during the early 1900s to provide water for Manila.
Wawa Dam (also known as Montalban Dam) is a gravity dam constructed over the Marikina River in the municipality of Rodriguez in Rizal province, Philippines.

Pasig

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In Pasig City, the river meets the gates of the Manggahan Floodway, a controlled waterway used to prevent flooding in Manila during heavy rains by diverting most of the water of the Marikina towards Laguna de bay instead of Pasig River.
The city shares its name with the Pasig River which runs through it and forms its southwestern and southeastern borders with Makati and Taguig respectively, while the Marikina River forms its western border with Quezon City.

Marikina

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From Rodriguez, the river flows through San Mateo then to its namesake city of Marikina.
Marikina River runs through the mid-west portion of the city, with its tributary including Nangka River.

Philippines

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Marikina River (Tagalog: Ilog Marikina) is a river in eastern Metro Manila, Philippines.
The Pasig River Ferry Service serves the major rivers in Metro Manila, including the Pasig River and Marikina River having numerous stops in Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig and Marikina.

Manggahan Floodway

In Pasig City, the river meets the gates of the Manggahan Floodway, a controlled waterway used to prevent flooding in Manila during heavy rains by diverting most of the water of the Marikina towards Laguna de bay instead of Pasig River.
The floodway was built in 1986, with the cost of 1.1 billion pesos, in order to reduce the flooding along the Pasig River during the rainy season, by diverting the peak water flows of the Marikina River to the Laguna de Bay which serves as a temporary reservoir.

Rodriguez, Rizal

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It is a tributary of Pasig River with headwaters located in the Sierra Madre Mountains in Rodriguez, Rizal province.
This gently rolling to rolling slopes comprises the Marikina River Valley, where water from higher elevations drain towards the Marikina River and its tributaries at the south-western portion of the municipality.

Laguna de Bay

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In Pasig City, the river meets the gates of the Manggahan Floodway, a controlled waterway used to prevent flooding in Manila during heavy rains by diverting most of the water of the Marikina towards Laguna de bay instead of Pasig River.
Among these are the Pagsanjan River which is the source of 35% of the Lake's water, the Santa Cruz River which is the source of 15% of the Lake's water, the Balanak River, the Marikina River, the Mangangate River, the Tunasan River, the San Pedro River, the Cabuyao River, the San Cristobal River, the San Juan River, the Bay, Calo and Maitem rivers in Bay, the Molawin, Dampalit and Pele rivers in Los Baños, the Pangil River, the Tanay River, the Morong River, the Siniloan River and the Sapang Baho River.

Quezon City

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Skyway stage 4 or Metro Manila Expressway/C-6 as planned serves as a connection road from the Stage 3 in Santa Mesa, Manila to the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City.
The city lies on the Guadalupe Plateau, a relatively high plateau at the northeast of the metropolis situated between the lowlands of Manila to the southwest and the Marikina River Valley to the east.

Santolan LRT station

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Crossing over to the border in between Quezon City and San Mateo, Batasan-San Mateo Bridge crosses the route and then in Marikina it goes towards four bridges namely Gil Fernando Bridge, Marikina Bridge, Marcos Bridge, and the Line 2 bridge from Santolan Station to Katipunan Station.
The station is near the Marikina River, BFCT East Metro Manila Transport Terminal, SM City Marikina and Riverbanks Center.

Pterygoplichthys

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Since the late 1990s, the Marikina River has been infestated by janitor fish.
In the Philippines, where these fish are known as janitor fish, P. disjunctivus and P. pardalis have been found, these fish are considered a threat to the freshwater fish population; they are found in the Marikina River and Laguna de Bay.

Typhoon Haikui

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Although located hundreds of kilometres away from the Philippines, the southerly flow from Typhoon Haikui in early August, 2012 enhanced the southwest monsoon across much of Luzon.
Some of the most severe flooding took place along the Marikina River, which swelled to near-record levels.

Typhoon Ketsana

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On 26 September 2009 at about 6:00 pm PST, Typhoon Ondoy hit Metro Manila and dumped one month's rainfall in less than 24 hours, causing the Marikina River system, including the Manggahan Floodway, to burst its banks rapidly.
During the typhoon, the Marikina River broke its banks and transformed streets into rivers.

Pasig River Ferry Service

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Pasig River Ferry Service
It is also the only ferry service that serves the Marikina River from Riverbanks Center in Marikina, although this line is not yet operational.

List of rivers and estuaries in Metro Manila

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List of rivers and esteros in Manila

Tributary

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It is a tributary of Pasig River with headwaters located in the Sierra Madre Mountains in Rodriguez, Rizal province.

River source

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It is a tributary of Pasig River with headwaters located in the Sierra Madre Mountains in Rodriguez, Rizal province.

Sierra Madre (Philippines)

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It is a tributary of Pasig River with headwaters located in the Sierra Madre Mountains in Rodriguez, Rizal province.

Rizal

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It is a tributary of Pasig River with headwaters located in the Sierra Madre Mountains in Rodriguez, Rizal province.

History of the Philippines (1521–1898)

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Marikina River used to be an important transport route during the Spanish colonial era, but its importance as a transport route diminished when the Philippines' national highway system became more established.

Barangay

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In Brgy. Wawa in Rodriguez, the Marikina River is dammed by Wawa Dam, a structure built during the early 1900s to provide water for Manila.

Confluence

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Located 6.75 km downstream is the confluence of Marikina and Pasig Rivers.