Ipo Dam hits spilling levels, emergency water discharges done

Published October 11, 2020, 6:11 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The water in Ipo Dam has reached spilling levels, prompting authorities to conduct emergency water discharges at around 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has issued a hydrological dam situationer for Ipo Dam, which noted that the water level of Ipo Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan has reached 101.47 meters at around 3:45 p.m.

The dam’s spilling level is at 101 meters.

Due to continuous heavy rains, “Ipo Dam Management will conduct [a] spilling operation at 5 p.m. today (Oct. 11) with initial approximate discharge of 70 cubic meters per second,” PAGASA said.

“Residents living along low-lying areas and near the riverbank of Angat River from Norzagaray, Angat, San Rafael, Bustos, Baliuag, Pulilan, Plaridel, and Hagonoy are advised to take precautionary measures and be alert for possible increase in the water level,” it added.

PAGASA and the Ipo Dam Management said they will continue to monitor the hydrological condition of Ipo Dam in the next few hours.