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Napocor to release water from Angat Dam today

(The Philippine Star) - January 4, 2016 - 9:00am

MANILA, Philippines – In anticipation of the monsoon rains, the National Power Corp. (Napocor) will discharge water from Angat Dam, Metro Manila’s main source of potable water, today.

Napocor said it would release a minimal amount of water from the dam at 8 a.m.

The power firm said the release was due to the advisory of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) regarding the combination of monsoon and easterly rains.

The Angat Dam will open Gate 2 and discharge an estimated 70 cubic meters per second of water.

Napocor said the water would hardly affect the Angat River and would not cause flooding in nearby areas.

“As of 3 p.m. yesterday, Angat’s water level was 215.11 meters, which is above the normal high level of 212 meters,” Napocor said.

It advised the public to be on alert and take necessary precautions.

Before the holidays, Napocor was criticized for releasing water from Angat Dam from Dec. 17 to 23.

Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado earlier threatened to file charges against Napocor, the National Water Resources Board, National Irrigation Authority and Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System for aggravating the flooding in several towns.

Napocor and the water agencies said they were ready to answer any issue on the Angat Dam spill.

ANGAT DAM ANGAT RIVER BULACAN GOV GEOPHYSICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION METRO MANILA NAPOCOR NATIONAL IRRIGATION AUTHORITY AND METROPOLITAN WATERWORKS AND SEWERAGE SYSTEM NATIONAL POWER CORP NATIONAL WATER RESOURCES BOARD PHILIPPINE ATMOSPHERIC WATER
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