Ipo Dam in Bulacan to release water

Published November 1, 2020, 1:07 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The water level in Ipo Dam is expected to further rise, prompting authorities to conduct emergency water discharge from its reservoir starting 4 p.m. Sunday.

(MWSS / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

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 100.58 meters around 8 a.m.

Ipo Dam’s water level is anticipated to further increase due to rains induced by typhoon “Rolly.” The dam’s current level is close to its spilling level at 101 meters.

“Ipo Dam management will conduct spilling operation at 4 p.m. with approximate discharge of 47 cubic meters per second,” PAGASA said.

Residents living along the low-lying areas and in communities near Angat River, particularly Norzagaray, Angat, San Rafael, Bustos, Baliuag, Pulilan, Plaridel, and Hagonoy, were advised to take precautionary measures and remain alert for possible increase in water level.

PAGASA and Ipo Dam management said they will continue to monitor the hydrological condition of Ipo Dam as Rolly traverses Southern Luzon today and bring significant rains over most parts of the country. 

 
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