Angat, San Roque and Ipo Dams still overflow; 4 dams’ gates remain opened

October 3, 2011 9:56 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 3 -– The Hydro-Meteorological Division (HMD) of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported through its monitoring on major water reservoirs in Luzon that Angat, San Roque and Ipo Dams still overflow as four dams retain their gates opened.

Based on its monitored report, PAGASA HMD showed that Angat as of 10 a.m. Monday still exceeds its spilling level of 210.00 meters by 3.45 m. with its present level of 213.45 m. while Ipo’s present water level of 100.50 is still over its spilling level of 100.20 by 0.30 m.

San Roque Dam, which is providing irrigation for agricultural water needs in the eastern towns of Pangasinan, has still its gates open as its present water level is at 285.43 m., exceeding its spilling level of 280.00 m. by 5.43 m. Several towns in the province are still inundated.

Ambuklao, Binga and Magat Dams, which gates have been opened for nearly a week, now have their respective gates remained open as rains are still expected to pour with the low pressure area embedded along the intertropical convergence zone spotted northeast of Visayas.

Ambuklao has two gates opened releasing one meter water each. Its water level of 751.20 m. is still 0.80 m. below its 752.00 m. spilling level; Binga’s two gates remain opened, releasing 2 m. water each as it is just 0.32 m. before it reaches it spilling level of 575.00 m. with its 574.68 m. water level; and Magat, which affects several towns in Isabela still has three gates open from its four gates opened as of 6 a.m. Monday as it is still in its critical level of 192.88 m. or 0.02 m. short of its spilling level of 193.00 m.

Pantabangan Dam in Nueva Ecija is still far from spilling as it is still 11.52 m. below its spilling level of 221.00 m. while La Mesa Dam continues to recede. (PNA) DCT/FFC/MAGI

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