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Metro Manila water supply sufficient – PAGASA

Helen Flores - The Philippine Star
Metro Manila water supply sufficient â PAGASA
PAGASA hydrologist Richard Orendain said as of 6 a.m. yesterday, the water level at Angat Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan was 207.57 meters. The dam’s normal high water level is 212 meters.
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MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will have adequate water supply during the dry season, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said yesterday.

PAGASA hydrologist Richard Orendain said as of 6 a.m. yesterday, the water level at Angat Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan was 207.57 meters. The dam’s normal high water level is 212 meters.

Angat Dam is Metro Manila’s main source of potable water.

“The dam’s current elevation is higher than its rule curve, meaning its supply for domestic use, water irrigation and power generation is normal,” Orendain said at a virtual climate forum.

With Angat’s current level, he said it is unlikely to reach the critical level of 180 meters.

“If this is the scenario, it is possible that we will not run out of water supply until June or July, which is usually the start of the rainy season,” Orendain said.

Meanwhile, PAGASA climate monitoring and prediction section chief Ana Liza Solis said the dry season is approaching.

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