The Bulacan provincial disaster risk reduction and management office said the water level was at 160.62 meters as of 11 a.m. yesterday or 62 centimeters above its critical level.
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Angat water level rises above critical mark
Ramon Efren Lazaro (The Philippine Star) - July 20, 2019 - 12:00am

MALOLOS, Philippines — The water level in Angat Dam rose above its critical mark yesterday following rains spawned by Tropical Storm Falcon and the southwest monsoon.

The Bulacan provincial disaster risk reduction and management office said the water level was at 160.62 meters as of 11 a.m. yesterday or 62 centimeters above its critical level. 

The water level is still short by 19.32 meters from its minimum operating mark of 180 meters. The normal high is 212 meters.

 The water level in Ipo Dam was at 100.94 meters yesterday while Bustos Dam is at 16.06 meters. The spilling level of the two dams is 101.00 meters and 17.34 meters, respectively. 

Angat Dam is the primary source of water of the two dams.

Ipo serves as the reservoir of water concessionaires in Metro Manila while Bustos regulates irrigation supply in Bulacan and parts of Pampanga. 

Josephine Salazar, National Irrigation Administration-Central Luzon director, said Bustos Dam started releasing water on Tuesday to irrigate Bulacan farms.

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