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Karding raises water level in 6 Luzon dams

Ramon Efren Lazaro - The Philippine Star

MALOLOS, Philippines — Water levels in six of the nine dams in Luzon have increased due to rains dumped by Super Typhoon Karding.Sevillo David Jr., National Water Resources Board executive director, said these dams are Angat and Ipo in Bulacan, La Mesa in Quezon City, Magat in Cagayan Valley, San Roque in Pangasinan and Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija.

The water level in Angat was monitored at 186.14 meters yesterday compared to 185.62 meters on Tuesday.

However, Angat’s water level is still below its normal high mark of 212 meters.

Ipo and La Mesa dams’ water levels were at 101.01 and 80.15 meters, respectively.

On Tuesday, Ipo dam’s water level was at 101.10 meters while La Mesa was at 79.27 meters.

Angat Dam is the primary source of potable water and irrigation for rice fields in Bulacan and parts of Pampanga.

The water level in Magat, San Roque and Pantabangan dams were at 188.28 meters, 261.18 meters and 194.31 meters, respectively, as of yesterday.

On Tuesday, Magat’s water level was at 188.17 meters; San Roque, 260.82 meters, and Pantabangan, 194.01 meters.

Meanwhile, the water levels in Ambuklao and Binga dams in Benguet dipped from 745.54 and 571 meters, respectively, yesterday.

The previous day’s water level in Ambuklao was recorded at 745.81 meters and 571.42 meters in Binga.

The water level in Caliraya dam in Laguna, on the other hand, was at 286.60 meters yesterday.

Ambuklao, Binga and Caliraya are connected to hydroelectric power plants.

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