Angat Dam, 2 others still above spilling levels

September 29, 2011 9:41 pm 

MANILA, Sept. 29 — The Hydro-Meteorological Division of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Angat Dam, Ipo Dam and Magat Dam are still above their spilling levels.

The monitored report showed that Angat's water level as of 8 a.m. Thursday (September 29) is at 214.07 meters, 4.07 meters over its spilling level of 210.00 mts.

PAGASA hydrologist Nivagine Nievares said in an interview that despite the departure of Typhoon "Pedring", water in Angat Dam is above normal because dam operators release water in small volumes. Until now three gates are still open, she said.

Angat Dam's overflowing affects some towns in Bulacan traversed by the Angat River.

Ipo Dam, also located in Bulacan, overflows by 0.49 mts. at its present level of 100.69 mts. exceeding its spilling level of 100.20 mts.

Magat Dam, which is affecting some Isabela towns, also still overflows with its present level of 193.45 mts., 0.45 mts. over its spilling level of 193.00 mts.

La Mesa Dam in Novaliches, Quezon City which overflowed Wednesday has already receded by 0.04 mts. at 80.11 mts. below its spilling level of 80.15 mts.

Ambuklao and Binga Dams retained their gates opened with three and eight gates, respectively, as flooding still occur in Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan and Isabela areas. (PNA) DCT/FFC/magi


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