Aragon Dam is an irrigation dam in Davao Oriental, Philippines. It is situated in the barangay of Aragon, about 12 km (7.5 mi) west of the town of Cateel. The current dam was completed within just seven months although initial development started in 2012 was disrupted by Typhoons Bopha and Lingling (local names: Pablo and Agaton). The dam is part of the Cateel Irrigation Project, the biggest project by the Mindanao Rural Development Project, both in physical and financial terms, costing about ₱281 million. The dam is expected to provide irrigation to over 1,600 hectares of rice fields spanning eleven barangays of Cateel.[1][2][3][4]

Aragon Dam
Aragon Dam is located in Philippines
Aragon Dam
Location of Aragon Dam in Philippines
CountryPhilippines
LocationAragon, Cateel, Davao Oriental
Coordinates7°45′17.51″N 126°20′47.88″E / 7.7548639°N 126.3466333°E / 7.7548639; 126.3466333Coordinates: 7°45′17.51″N 126°20′47.88″E / 7.7548639°N 126.3466333°E / 7.7548639; 126.3466333
StatusOperational
Construction began2012
Opening dateOctober 28, 2014
Construction cost281 million
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity
ImpoundsCateel River
Height5.5 m (18 ft)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cateel Irrigation Dam, a model MRDP project". Philippine Information Agency. 30 October 2014. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  2. ^ Regalado, Edith (2 November 2014). "P128-M Davao dam opened". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  3. ^ "P289.5 billion dam in Davao Oriental seen to raise Mindanao crop harvest". Business Mirror. Philippine News Agency. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  4. ^ "256 million irrigation project breaks ground in Cateel". Davao Oriental. Retrieved 8 November 2014.