Dams remain critical; La Mesa, Magat, Ipo overflowing
Camille Diola (The Philippine Star) - August 22, 2013 - 10:26am

MANILA, Philippines - Major Luzon reservoirs La Mesa, Magat and Ipo continued to overflow Thursday morning with incessant rains pouring in for almost six days.

La Mesa dam already breached its spilling level of 80.15 meters mid-Tuesday, flowing to the Tullahan River. Waters kicked into neighboring cities of Quezon City, Valenzuela, Malabon and Caloocan City.

Gates of the Magat Dam in Isabela, meanwhile, stopped releasing water as of Wednesday midnight, but it continues to swell in latest updates of the PAGASA-Flood Forecasting and Warning Section.

Two gates of overflowing Ipo Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan were also slightly opened andgradually releases water.

Reservoir Current level (As of 8:00 am, Thursday, August 22, 2013) in meters Max Water Level (Flood season high) in meters
Angat 199.06 210.00
Ipo 100.83 | with 2 gates open at 0.6 m 100.80
La Mesa 80.27 80.15
Ambuklao 751.81 | with 2 gates open at 2 m 752.00
Binga 574.98 | with 3 gates open at 2.5 m 575.00
San Roque 268.22 280.00
Pantabangan 191.92 216.00
Magat 191.16 | gates already closed 190.00
Caliraya 286.94 288.00

Other major reservoirs remain at critical levels as they approach maximum capacities.

FLOOD FORECASTING AND WARNING SECTION FONT IPO DAM LA MESA MAGAT AND IPO MAGAT DAM MAJOR LUZON MALABON AND CALOOCAN CITY MAX WATER LEVEL
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