Bustos Dam irrigates farmlands in Bulacan and some parts of Pampanga, while Angat and Ipo supply potable water for Metro Manila residents.
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Bustos Dam water level up; Angat, Ipo down
Ramon Efren Lazaro (The Philippine Star) - July 14, 2020 - 12:00am

MALOLOS, Philippines – The occasional moderate to heavy rains experienced in Bulacan in the last two days have slightly increased the water level in the Bustos Dam, but not in Angat and Ipo dams.

Bustos Dam irrigates farmlands in Bulacan and some parts of Pampanga, while Angat and Ipo supply potable water for Metro Manila residents.

Records from the provincial disaster risk reduction and management council showed the water level in Bustos Dam increased to 16.28 meters as of 8 a.m. yesterday from 15.97 the previous day.

Angat’s water elevation yesterday morning was down to 186.13 meters from 186.42 meters on Sunday morning.

Ipo had 99.28 meters yesterday from 99.46 meters the previous day.

Larry Ballesteros, National Irrigation Administration provincial manager for Bulacan, told The STAR that the spilling level of Bustos Dam has been lowered to 17 meter from the previous 17.34 due to repairs made on the reservoir’s Rubber Gate Number 5.

Rehabilitation of the Bustos Dam will be completed next year.

The water level in Angat Dam was 6.13 meters above its minimum operating level of 180 meters, and is 25.87 meters below its normal high water level.

Ipo Dam is 1.72 meters below its spilling level of 101 meters.

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