Angat Damâs water level rises amid monsoon rains
Angat Dam is the primary source of potable water of Metro Manila residents and irrigation of Bulacan and Pampanga farms.
Ernie Peñaredondo
Angat Dam’s water level rises amid monsoon rains
Ramon Efren Lazaro (The Philippine Star) - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am

MALOLOS, Philippines — The water elevation in Angat Dam continued to rise yesterday due to rains spawned by the northeast monsoon.

The Bulacan provincial disaster risk reduction and management office (PDRRMO) said the dam’s water level was at 201.72 meters as of 8 a.m. yesterday, an increase of .21 meters compared to Tuesday.

The PDRRMO said Metro Manila and the rest of the country were forecast to have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains and thunderstorms yesterday.

Angat Dam is the primary source of potable water of Metro Manila residents and irrigation of Bulacan and Pampanga farms.

The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) said reduced allocation for Metro Manila consumers would be maintained unless the water level in Angat Dam reaches its ideal mark of 212 meters.

The NWRB said this means rotational water service interruption might continue to be implemented.

Water for irrigation will remain at 10 cubic meters per second compared to the normal allocation of 40 cms, it added.

Meanwhile, the water elevation in Ipo and Bustos dams remain at 101.05 meters and 16.03 meters, respectively, yesterday.

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